The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills recently received a grant to help food insecurity issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation presented a $5,000 check to the Boys and Girls Club as part of its $1.25 million in emergency funding to support community-based health and hunger relief organizations across the country, said the foundation.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills staff and their volunteers have worked tirelessly since mid-March, providing over 40,000 meals and counting to people in need in Moore County.
“At the beginning of this crisis, we did not yet know how the extent of the need would grow. Support from Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation is crucial in being able to continue to operate our programs for our community,” said Fallon Brewington, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills.
These grants are part of a commitment by Dunkin’, Dunkin’s Foundation and Dunkin’ franchisees to provide health and hunger organizations with the support they need, as many are seeing a significant increase in the volume of people they serve and are facing unprecedented and costly challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
Dunkin’ has also launched an online gift card site, DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, so that guests in North Carolina and across the country can send a Dunkin’ eGift Card as a small token of appreciation to thank a doctor, nurse, first responder, teacher, grocery clerk, postal worker, neighbor or any hero in their life. For every card purchased at this site, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, specifically for non-profits helping families affected by COVID-19.
For more information on Dunkin’ and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s coronavirus relief efforts please visit dunkindonuts.com.
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