Donation comes less than one week before the Berkshires celebrates National Dunkin’ Day on September 29
PITTSFIELD, MA – Dunkin’ today announced the results of its recent Iced Coffee Day campaign with a donation of more than $3,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
The donation is taking place less than a week before National Dunkin’ Day, which Dunkin’ will celebrate in the Berkshires with a special free coffee offer for its loyal guests. On Tuesday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Berkshires will celebrate National Dunkin’ Day by offering a free medium Hot or Iced Coffee with any purchase.
“We are excited to celebrate National Dunkin’ Day by contributing to the tremendous efforts of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Dunkin’ is thrilled to continue to support this organization, which is so vital to families in need,” 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 the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.”
During the one-day event on August 26, Dunkin’ franchisees donated $1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Since its inception in 2019, Iced Coffee Day has generated more than $6,000 for non-profits in the Berkshires.
Food insecurity in Western Massachusetts has increased dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is meeting the increased need for meals across a four-county span with help from corporations, philanthropic foundations, and individual donors. In addition to food distribution, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts also serves as an important resource to all of its members to help strengthen the emergency food network, increase their capacity, and develop long-term solutions to the underlying causes of hunger in their community.
“We are so grateful for Dunkin’s support at this time when so many people in our community are struggling to put food on the table,” said Jillian Morgan, Corporate Relations Officer for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. “Dunkin’s donation will leverage more than 12,000 meals to feed our neighbors in need in Berkshire County.”
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 Western Massachusetts
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts believes that everyone has a right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances. Serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, The Food Bank is the leader of the region’s emergency food network, distributing nutritious food to households with lower incomes. Since 1982, they have been providing individuals facing hunger with the food they need to survive and leading communities towards long-term solutions to food insecurity by addressing its underlying causes. They are committed to creating a western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food. For more information, visit www.foodbankwma.org.