In efforts to lift spirits and help keep healthcare professionals running amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, local Philadelphia-area Dunkin’ franchisees have donated Dunkin’ packaged coffee, Dunkin’ Keurig® K-Cup pods and gift cards to eight local hospitals.
Throughout the Philadelphia region, Dunkin’ has donated a combined 528 pounds of Dunkin’ ground coffee (retail valued at $4,747), 210 boxes of Dunkin’ Keurig® K-Cup pods (retailed at $1,888) and $30,000 in $5 Dunkin’ gift cards amongst the following hospitals.
- Cooper University Health Care
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
- Christiana Care Health System
- Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Penn Medicine
- Temple University Hospital
“On behalf of everyone at Dunkin’, we want to send a heartfelt thank you to the heroes across America who are tirelessly protecting our communities – the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone on the front lines of this crisis,” said Perry Shah, Dunkin’ Franchisee and Chairman of the Dunkin’ Philadelphia Advertising Committee. “As local business owners who live and work in the communities they serve, our franchisees are committed to supporting those keeping our country running during this crisis, and we are proud to have the opportunity to give back.”
These donations were made as part of a larger care package to say “thank you” to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. To date, the brand has donated nearly 8,000 pounds of Dunkin’ packaged coffee, 3,700 boxes of Dunkin’ Keurig® K-Cup pods, and more than 39,000 Dunkin’ gift cards in care packages distributed at 170 organizations on the frontlines of relief efforts across the country and counting.
In late March, The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation activated $1.25 million in emergency funding to support community-based health and hunger relief organizations across the country during the COVID-19 health crisis. Today, the Foundation announced that $30,000 of that funding was granted and delivered to the Food Bank of South Jersey ($10,000), Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia ($10,000), and Philabundance ($10,000) to help meet the pressing needs within the local community.
These grants are part of a commitment by Dunkin’, Dunkin’s Foundation, and Dunkin’ franchisees to provide health and hunger organizations with the support they need, as many are seeing a significant increase in the volume of people they serve and are facing unprecedented and costly challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
Dunkin’ has also launched an online gift card site, DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, so that guests in Philadelphia and across the country can send a Dunkin’ eGift Card as a small token of appreciation to thank a doctor, nurse, first responder, teacher, grocery clerk, postal worker, neighbor or any hero in their life. For every card purchased at this site, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, specifically for nonprofits helping families affected by COVID-19.
The majority of Dunkin’ U.S. shops are open and have limited service to drive-thru ordering, carry-out, and delivery, with a select number of locations also offering curbside service.
For more information on Dunkin’ and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts, please visit dunkindonuts.com.
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 13,000 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $25 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.