PENNSAUKEN, NJ (February 24, 2021) – The Food Bank of South Jersey announces it has received a $25,500 donation from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia to help fight hunger throughout the region. This donation comes from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia’s Roast Hunger program, which began on Thanksgiving Day through December 9, 2020.
For every large hot coffee purchased by DD Perks® members, Dunkin’s Philadelphia-area franchisees donated $1 to five regional food bank partners, including Food Bank of South Jersey. This donation will directly support the food bank’s mission to provide safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. The Dunkin’ Community Cruiser will also be on-site, handing out free samples of Hot Coffee to volunteers and staff to celebrate the donation.
Since Dunkin’s Roast Hunger program inception in 2011, local Dunkin’ franchisees have been able to impact countless families in need and provide over 4 million meals to local communities. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Roast Hunger program, Dunkin’ has surpassed a significant fundraising milestone of $2 million donated in total over the last decade by local franchisees to help fight hunger in the greater Philadelphia region.
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides food to people in need, delivers health and wellness programs, and designs sustainable solutions to help people improve their lives. During 2020, the Food Bank of South Jersey distributed more than 22.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 18.7 million meals.
“We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful support of our partners and supporters who help us provide life-sustaining food to South Jersey – we cannot feed South Jersey alone,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey. “We are so grateful to the Dunkin team and Dunkin’s Roast Hunger program for strengthening our capacity to serve our community.”
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 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Food Bank of South Jersey
Marking its 36th year in 2021, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. Throughout 2020, with COVID-19 bringing school closures, stay-at-home orders, record-breaking unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ distributed more than 22.5 million pounds of food – the equivalent of over 18.7 million meals – throughout its four-county region of impact: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, increasing its partner agency network to over 210 and serving over 95,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents each month. During 2020, the Food Bank of South Jersey distributed over one million emergency food boxes in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and elevated its child feeding program from approximately 300,000 children’s meals distributed during 2019 to over 950,000 children’s meals distributed to the region’s most food-vulnerable youths. FBSJ is a member of the Feeding America network of national food banks. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, follow the Food Bank of South Jersey @foodbankSJ.