From left to right: Rochester Red Wings mascot Spikes; Rochester Red Wings Director of Corporate Development Nick Sciarratta; Foodlink Communications Specialist Katie Bernardini; Foodlink Director of Marketing & Communications Mark Dwyer; Dunkin’ mascot Cuppy; and Dunkin’ Franchisee Paula Vieira.

Donation is culmination of season-long partnership with the Rochester Red Wings

Dunkin’ is celebrating National Coffee Day in Western New York with a special free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee offer for DD Perks® Members on September 29

ROCHESTER, NY; September 29, 2022 – Dunkin’ today celebrated National Coffee Day by donating nearly 400 pounds of coffee to Foodlink. The coffee donation stems from the “Runs for Coffee” initiative between Dunkin’ and the Rochester Red Wings.

The donation occurred on National Coffee Day, which Dunkin’ is celebrating in Western New York by sharing the loyalty love with a special coffee offer. All day on National Coffee Day, Thursday, September 29, DD Perks® members can get a FREE medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase*.

“We are excited to celebrate National Coffee Day by contributing to the tremendous efforts of Foodlink,” said Rochester Dunkin’ Franchisee Paula Vieira. “Foodlink is a vital community organization and we are proud to assist them by donating Dunkin’s signature coffee in partnership with the Rochester Red Wings.”

The donation from Dunkin’ comes in celebration of National Coffee Day and in conjunction with the annual “Runs for Coffee” charitable campaign. Dunkin’ pledges to donate one pound of coffee for every run scored at home by the Red Wings during each baseball season.

“It was a great year for offense by the Red Wings players, and that means a great year for Foodlink with Dunkin’s ‘Runs for Coffee’ partnership,” said Rochester Red Wings Director of Corporate Development Nick Sciarratta. “The Wings’ performance on the field tallied up 375 runs scored at home – 75 more than last season. As a community-owned team, Rochester Community Baseball would like to thank Dunkin’ for their generous donation to Foodlink again this season.”

“At a time when so many households in our community are struggling to keep up with soaring food costs, we are grateful that the Rochester Red Wings and Dunkin’ have stepped up once again to make this annual coffee donation,” said Julia Tedesco, President & CEO of Foodlink. “This coffee will immediately be accessible to our food pantry partners and those whom they serve throughout the region.”

The coffee donation will be used to help Foodlink continue to support local member agencies and the food-insecure people they serve.

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*Coffee excludes Nitro Cold Brew and Cold Brew. Excludes gift card purchases. Offer valid 9/29/2022. Limit one free coffee per member. Offer not available on delivery platforms or through guest orders on the Dunkin’ app.


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 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.

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