CANTON, Mass., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Joy in Childhood FoundationSM recently awarded a $7,500 grant to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
On March 30, local Dunkin' Donuts franchisees presented a $7,500 donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which will directly support the organization's MilitaryShare program, which aims to provide fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who served in the armed forces. The donation is part of more than $580,000 in grants recently awarded to nonprofits throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
"The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is so grateful for the Joy in Childhood Foundation's commitment to a community free of hunger," said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. "More than 13 million children face hunder in the United States. Thanks to the generosity of the Joy in Childhood Foundation, we will be able to provide 45,000 meals to those in need."
"Through the generosity of our franchisees, employees, vendors and guests, the Joy in Childhood Foundation raises funds to support partnerships with children's hospitals, food banks, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids," said Alex Smigelski, local Dunkin' Donuts franchisee and co-chair of The Joy in Childhood Foundation. "We are thrilled to be able to support to these worthy organizations that serve the basic needs of our local communities and make a significant impact in the Central Pennsylvania region."
About the Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Joy in Childhood Foundation provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Foundation brings together a wide range of stakeholders—including franchisees, crew members, employees, partners and guests —and partners with food banks, children's hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids to fund joyful environments, joyful experiences and joyful expressions to ensure that children whose lives are compromised by hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives. Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $14 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country.
About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 900 local agencies, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides nearly 650,000 nutritious meals to people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/centralpafoodbank and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @centralpafb.
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