This week, Helping Harvest Food Bank received a $17,500 donation from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia to help fight hunger throughout the region. This donation comes from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia’s Roast Hunger campaign, which began on Thanksgiving Day through December 20. For every large hot coffee purchased by DD Perks® members, Dunkin’s Philadelphia-area franchisees donated $1 to five regional food bank partners, including Helping Harvest. This donation will directly support the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need.
Following the check presentation, local Dunkin’ representatives performed a volunteer session at Helping Harvest Food Bank.
According to Helping Harvest Food Bank, more than 100,000 people throughout Berks and Schuylkill counties – of which 45,000 are children – face food insecurity. Helping Harvest collects, purchases, stores and distributes over 7 million pounds of food annually to more than 320 community partners throughout Berks and Schuylkill Counties.
According to Feeding America, Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 amongst the highest number of food-insecure cities with approximately one in four people facing hunger daily. This year, Dunkin’ raised more than $350,000 through its annual “Roast Hunger” campaign. Since 2011, Dunkin’ has raised more than $1.8 million through its campaign fundraising efforts.