Dunkin' Brands And The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
Donates $200,000 To Help People Affected By Hurricane Sandy
Dunkin' Brands donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief
The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Foundation donates $100,000 to Feeding
America to benefit food banks
CANTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012
CANTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dunkin' Brands, the parent company
of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced a $100,000 donation to
the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts. To
further support those who have been impacted by the hurricane, The Dunkin'
Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) also announced a
$100,000 grant to Feeding America®, the country's largest domestic
hunger-relief organization. The donation will be distributed among numerous
food banks in areas hardest hit by the hurricane.
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"As those affected continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Sandy, our goal is
that the company's donation to the American Red Cross will help provide
assistance to the millions of people who have been displaced by the storm,"
said Karen Raskopf, Co-Chair of the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community
Foundation and Chief Communications Officer at Dunkin' Brands. "Food banks
also now face great challenges, and their needs will only increase as the
holidays draw closer. We hope The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community
Foundation's donation to Feeding America will help local food banks support
our communities during this difficult time."
In the days following Hurricane Sandy, Dunkin' Brands franchisees have worked
to keep local communities throughout the region running, including sending
trucks out into the communities to serve free coffee and hot chocolate to
relief workers and residents.
The DDBRCF has had a national partnership with Feeding America since 2007 and
has donated nearly $1 million to support local food banks. Over the past five
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 snacks
Since 2006, The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation has
donated more than $2.5 million to organizations that share its mission of
providing food, safety and children's health to communities across the
About The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation brings together a
wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and
employees. The focus of the Foundation is to serve our neighborhoods by taking
care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children's health.
About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 17,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide,
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading
franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and
baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the second quarter
2012, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included
more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and nearly 7,000 Baskin-Robbins
restaurants. For the full-year 2011, the company had franchisee-reported sales
of approximately $8.3 billion. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in
SOURCE Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
Contact: McCall Gosselin, Dunkin' Brands, +1-781-737-5200,
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