ROCHESTER, New York; Dunkin’ today announced the results of its recent Iced Coffee Day campaign with a donation of $15,015 to Foodlink.
The donation is the result of the Dunkin’® Iced Coffee Day fundraising campaign, which took place on May 26. During the one-day charitable event, participating Dunkin’ franchisees in Western New York donated one dollar for every Iced Coffee sold to Foodlink.
“We are excited to announce the results of our Iced Coffee Day campaign and contribute to the tremendous efforts of Foodlink. Dunkin’ is thrilled to be supporting this organization, which is so vital to families in need in our community,” said Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “I would like to thank all of our guests who joined us on Iced Coffee Day to help raise these important funds for Foodlink.”
The Iced Coffee Day campaign donation comes at an important time for Foodlink, which has been working since the beginning of the pandemic to meet the increased demand for emergency food assistance throughout its service area.
“We were thrilled to celebrate the return of Iced Coffee Day to the Rochester area, and are so grateful to our partners at Dunkin’ for their generosity,” said Julia Tedesco, President & CEO of Foodlink. “Of course, Iced Coffee Day wouldn’t happen without the thousands of customers who contributed to its success. From all of us at Foodlink, thank you to everyone who came out to support our mission of ending hunger and building healthier communities.”
A Feeding America study showed food insecurity has risen 25 percent in Foodlink’s 10-county service area due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Foodlink has spent the past several months mobilizing its community partners to meet this elevated need through increased food distribution efforts, and innovative approaches to delivering meals to school-aged children.
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 15 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. We serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. As a leading public health organization, Foodlink administers many programs and initiatives that aim to build the health and wealth of communities. We provide food assistance through the safe storage and distribution of emergency food to our network of food bank members and community partners. We build healthier communities through innovative programs that create new access points to nutritious foods and empower people to make healthy choices. We drive change through bold career empowerment initiatives and advocacy for a more just, equitable food system. Learn more about how we are transforming lives and creating healthy futures for every community we serve at www.FoodlinkNY.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @foodlinkny.