DUNKIN’ DONATES $4,500 TO FOOD BANK OF THE SOUTHERN TIER AS A RESULT OF ANNUAL ICED COFFEE DAY

VP of Operations at the Bapa Network, a Dunkin’ franchisee, Ravi Patel (left) presents a $4,500 donation to Food Bank of the Southern Tier Community Engagement Manager Katherine Strawser (right)

Dunkin’ franchisees celebrate upcoming National Dunkin’ Day with donation of 250 pounds of coffee to food bank

ELMIRA, NY; – Dunkin’ today announced the results of its recent Iced Coffee Day campaign with a donation of $4,500 to Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Dunkin’ franchisees also celebrated the upcoming National Dunkin’ Day by donating nearly 250 pounds of coffee to the food bank.

The donations occurred just days before National Dunkin’ Day, which Dunkin’ will celebrate in the Southern Tier with a special free coffee offer for its loyal guests. On Tuesday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Southern Tier will celebrate National Dunkin’ Day by offering a free medium Hot or Iced Coffee with any purchase.

“As we look ahead to National Dunkin’ Day, we are excited to announce the results of our annual Iced Coffee Day program while making this additional coffee donation to an organization so vital to families in need during this unprecedented time,” said Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “I would like to thank all of our loyal guests who joined us on Iced Coffee Day to help raise these important funds for Food Bank of the Southern Tier.”

During the one-day event on August 26, Dunkin’ franchisees donated $1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants to Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Since its inception in 2018, Iced Coffee Day has now generated more than $38,000 for non-profits in the Southern Tier.

The coffee and monetary donations coincide with a time of increased demand for Food Bank of the Southern Ter, which has been responding to a growing need for food since mid-March. In effort to keep its staff, volunteers and clients safe, the food bank restructured its traditional service delivery model and is now offering Community Food Distributions throughout its six-county service area. Each distribution serves up to 500 households and uses a socially-distant drive-thru model.

“Dunkin’ serves more than coffee to our local community. Their gift of $4,500 allows us to serve up to 13,500 meals for our neighbors facing food insecurity,” said Natasha Thompson, President & CEO of Food Bank of the Southern Tier. “With their support, we are able to continue to build and sustain hunger-free communities throughout the Southern Tier.”

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About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,100 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com

About Food Bank of the Southern Tier

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food to people struggling with hunger through a network of 165 food pantries, meal programs, shelters and other hunger relief agencies in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. The Food Bank also directly serves people in need through the BackPack Program, Kids’ Farmers Markets and Mobile Food Pantries. Through advocacy, education and community partnerships, the Food Bank’s vision is to create a future without hunger for everyone in the Southern Tier. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a member of Feeding America and a regional agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, and was named the 2017 Food Bank of the Year