Rochester area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants have banded together to donate $5,000 to Foodlink to support local communities in the aftermath of the past week’s extreme weather.
“Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are owned and operated by local franchises, who for the most part are small businessmen and women,” said Associate Field Marketing Manager for Dunkin’ Brands Inc Abbey Celeste. “This is our hometown, and we are always looking to help our community when there is a need.”
Monroe County was hit hard by the March 8 windstorm, with 190,000 people in the greater Rochester area losing power. That hardship combined with Tuesday’s snowstorm prompted the donation.
Foodlink plans on using the donation to help the agencies hit hardest by the weather hardships, such as the Irondequoit Food Cupboard, one of the many places affected by power outages. They will also use it to help prepare and deliver emergency meals for local children impacted by the winter storm.
“We are extremely thankful that Dunkin’ Donuts has made this generous donation during this great time of need,” said Julia Tedesco, Executive Director of Foodlink.