The Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation just gave $1,000,000 to help put food in backpacks for poor children to take home from school throughout America.
The grant will support the Feeding America® initiative that provides hungry children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. The grant will also support the School Pantry Program, which provides food to children and their families to take home from school.
The grant, announced on March 25 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is the largest donation in The Foundation’s history, and will be distributed among Feeding America member food banks across the United States.
The Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation has partnered with Feeding America at the national level since 2007 and has donated more than $1,000,000 over the last seven years to support Feeding America and its local food banks. Additionally, over the past seven years, the DDBRCF has addressed the issue of hunger relief through both national and local efforts. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees have led food drives in the communities they serve and have organized volunteer days at their local food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious meals for children.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, with more than 200 member food banks serving all 50 states distributing 3 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually.
“With millions of children struggling everyday in America, the support of our partners in the fight against hunger has never been more critical,” said Maura Daly, Chief Communication and Development Officer at Feeding America. “We are extremely grateful to The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation for their generous grant to help us distribute food to those who need it the most.”