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Dunkin' Donuts and The National DCP Donate More Than 25 Tons of Coffee to Feeding America

  Dunkin' Donuts and The National DCP Donate More Than 25 Tons of Coffee to
                               Feeding America

This holiday season, more than 100,000 8-oz. bags of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee
will be distributed to food banks nationwide

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 3, 2012

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day,
everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, in partnership with The National
DCP, LLC (NDCP), a member owned supply chain cooperative owned by Dunkin'
Donuts franchisees, today announced a donation of more than 25 tons of coffee
— at least 100,000 8-oz. bags — to Feeding America®. As the country's leading
domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America will distribute the
donation among numerous food banks nationwide to aid in the fight against
domestic hunger.

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"Especially during the holiday season, food banks across the country face a
high demand," said Karen Raskopf, Senior Vice President of Communications at
Dunkin' Brands and Co-Chair of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community
Foundation. "Coffee is a popular item that is requested at the food banks, and
Dunkin' Donuts is proud to donate a significant amount of our coffee to
Feeding America and help to provide a warm, comforting beverage to people in
need."

Supporting local communities is extremely important to Dunkin' Donuts. This
donation aligns with The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community
Foundation's (DDBRCF) mission to serve the basic needs of our communities
through food for the hungry, safety and children's health. The DDBRCF has had
a national partnership with Feeding America since 2007 and has donated nearly
$1 million to support local food banks. In addition, 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 also organized volunteer days at
their local food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious snacks for
children.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization,
with more than 200 member food banks serving all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Feeding America's food banks secure and distribute
3 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually through a
network of approximately 61,000 food assistance agencies, such as food
pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and after-school programs.
Feeding America helps provide food and groceries to 37 million Americans each
year, including nearly 14 million children and 3 million senior citizens.

"We are extremely grateful to Dunkin' Donuts and The National DCP for their
generous donation," said Leah Ray, Feeding America's Vice President of
Corporate Partnerships. "Over 50 million people – approximately 1 in 6
Americans – struggle with hunger, and the support of Dunkin' Donuts,
especially during the holiday season, has never been more crucial."

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop
for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the
regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and
muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer
loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running. The
company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the
full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee reported
sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is
part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For
more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. 

About the NDCP

The National DCP, LLC, is a member owned purchasing and distribution
cooperative owned by Dunkin' Donuts franchisees. Headquartered inBellingham,
MA, the National DCP is the exclusive purchasing and distribution entity for
Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the continental US.

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to
survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans
each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the
entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies
that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can
fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit
http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at
facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at
twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Contact:
McCall Gosselin
Dunkin' Brands
781-737-5200
McCall.Gosselin@DunkinBrands.com

SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts

Website: http://www.dunkindonuts.com
 
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