FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL NEW YORK MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO DUNKIN’ IN CELEBRATION OF ICED COFFEE DAY

Food Bank of Central New York Chief Operating Officer Karen Belcher (left) and Development Coordinator Heidi Soine (right)

$1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold on May 22 benefits Food Bank of Central New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK; – Dunkin’ and Food Bank of Central New York worked together today to raise money for the hungry and surprise guests in celebration of “Iced Coffee Day,” which benefits the food bank’s mission to feed families across the region.

Throughout the day, $1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in Central New York directly benefited Food Bank of Central New York. Staff from the food bank filled orders at the register and drive-thru of the Dunkin’ restaurant at 2851 Erie Boulevard in Syracuse.

“We are pleased to host staff from Food Bank of Central New York as we continue our partnership and celebrate the return of Iced Coffee Day,” said Dunkin’ Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland.  “This annual event directly supports the wonderful work the food bank does on a daily basis to feed families in our community. We hope our valued guests were able to support this wonderful organization today with the purchase of their favorite iced beverage.”

Last year, Central New York residents helped raise more than $30,000 for Food Bank of Central New York, which provided more than 90,000 meals. Iced Coffee Day has generated more than $150,000 for Central New York charities since 2012.

“We are truly inspired by our partnership with Dunkin’. They invest in our local communities and truly embrace the Food Bank’s mission to alleviate hunger,” said Kathleen Stress, Executive Director, Food Bank of Central New York. “We had such a fun morning serving Iced Coffee’s and it was wonderful to see so many residents supporting the Dunkin’ event.”

Food Bank of Central New York serves as the primary food supplier to the emergency food network, comprised of 280 partner agencies, within an eleven-county service area across Central and Northern New York. The Food Bank will provide more than 15 million pounds of nutritious food this year – the equivalent of 12.5 million meals – to hungry families, children, and seniors.

Dunkin’ keeps Central New York residents running all day long with Iced Coffee, both at home and on the go. Guests can customize their Iced Coffee in Dunkin’ restaurants to be just the way they like it, with different dairy, sweetener and flavor options. Dunkin’ is the market leader in the Iced Coffee category, delivering freshly brewed Iced Coffee to guests every day, with a smooth, delicious taste.

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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 13 years running. The company has more than 12,800 restaurants in 44 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 Central New York

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. We are the primary food supplier for 280 emergency food assistance programs in eleven counties of New York State, distributing 14,574,911 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a member of Feeding America. Visit foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.