Dunkin’ Donuts recently donated $5,000 to Foodlink to support communities across upstate New York after the recent wind and snow storms.
“Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are owned and operated by local franchisees, who for the most part are small businessman and women,” said Abbey Celeste, associate field marketing manager for Dunkin’ Brands Inc. “This is our hometown, and we are always looking to help our community when there is a need. Foodlink is a wonderful organization that is critical to this area, especially in times like this. We’re glad to help any way we can.”
The wind storm caused widespread power outages across western New York that the area had not seen in 14 years. About 190,000 customers in the Rochester area were without power at its peak.
“We are extremely thankful that Dunkin’ Donuts has made this generous donation during this great time of need for thousands of people affected by the recent wind storm,” said Julia Tedesco, executive director of Foodlink. “This donation allows us to help some of our agencies in high-impact areas, such as the Irondequoit Food Cupboard, recoup some of the losses they suffered due to power outages. It will also help us prepare and deliver additional emergency meals for local children impacted by the winter storm. We are grateful for this support, which helps us respond to the needs of our agencies from the storms so we can ensure that every emergency relief organization has adequate food to serve people in need.”