Mar. 2—Helping Harvest food bank got some help in the fight against hunger Monday from area Dunkin' restaurants.
Dunkin' franchisees from the greater-Philadelphia region donated a check for $8,500 to the food bank in Spring Township.
The donation will directly support the food bank's mission to provide safe and nutritional food to people in need in Berks and Schuylkill counties.
The funds were raised by the restaurant company's Roast Hunger program, which ran Thanksgiving through Dec. 9.
During the campaign, Dunkin's Philadelphia-area franchisees donated $1 from every large hot coffee purchased by DD Perks members to five regional food bank partners, including Helping Harvest Food Bank.
Since the Roast Hunger program's inception in 2011, local Dunkin' franchisees have donated $2 million to help fight hunger and provide over 4 million meals to families in local communities.
Helping Harvest Food Bank collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over 11 million pounds of food annually to the more than 320 programs that feed the hungry in the two counties.