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CANTON, Mass. -- The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation gave a $175,000 grant to Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, the companies reported.
"The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting the local communities where we live and work," said Karen Raskopf, senior vice president of communications for Dunkin' Brands and co-chair of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation. "We hope to help Feeding America make a difference in the lives of the children they serve each year."
The funds will be used to support the BackPack Program, which provides food to hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. The backpacks are filled with nutritious, child-friendly food to be distributed in 14 markets throughout the country, including Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Long Island, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, San Diego and Tampa.
Since 2006, The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation has provided more than $2 million in grants to support local communities throughout the country.
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