Wednesday, 21 November, 2007 12:27 PM
Dunkin' Donuts Supplies Turkey
Day Treats to Forgotten Harvest and Gives Thanks to Parade Volunteers
of Donuts to Be Provided to Forgotten Harvest for Area Shelters
and Free Coffee Provided for Parade Company and Forgotten Harvest
-- In conjunction with America's
Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dunkin' Donuts is pleased to announce America's
Thanksgiving Day Parade Appreciation Day in Michigan, as part of
"America Runs on Dunkin'" program.
On Thursday, November
22, for every dozen donuts purchased at
participating Dunkin' Donuts, an additional dozen will be donated
Forgotten Harvest for distribution to area shelters throughout Metro
Detroit. A maximum of one thousand dozen will be provided.
Additionally, all Parade Company and Forgotten Harvest employees
volunteers will receive a coupon for a FREE, large (20-ounce) hot
in their choice of flavor or a medium (16 oz.) hot chocolate redeemable
at any participating Dunkin' Donuts in Michigan between November
about giving back, and we at Dunkin' Donuts are pleased
to assist Forgotten Harvest in its efforts to drive out hunger from
communities," said Nick Spencer, Marketing Manager of Dunkin'
Michigan. "Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts wants to say thank
you to the
many employees and volunteers of both the Parade Company and Forgotten
Harvest by providing them with a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate
their hard work keeping Metro-Detroit running."
Forgotten Harvest provides
perishable food to those in need. Currently,
Forgotten Harvest delivers more than 8.5 million pounds of fresh,
perishable food to 135 emergency food providers in the metropolitan
Detroit area annually.
is very fortunate to have many wonderful community
and corporate partners such as Dunkin Donuts to stand with us in
fight against hunger and waste in Metro Detroit," said Susan
Executive Director of Forgotten Harvest. "We thank them for
challenge and recognizing our hard working staff and volunteers."
"The Parade Company
volunteers are a great aspect to the parade
function, and we are so thankful for Dunkin' Donuts and the great
support they provide for our community," said Elizabeth Porter,
Sponsorship and Communications Coordinator. "Thank you Dunkin'
for appreciating our employees and volunteers."
Dunkin' Donuts has brewed
high quality, fresh coffee for more than five
decades. Today, Dunkin' Donuts is America's largest retailer of
coffee-by-the-cup, serving nearly one billion cups of brewed coffee
Founded in 1950, today
Dunkin' Donuts is the number one retailer of hot
regular coffee-by-the-cup in America, selling 2.7 million cups a
nearly one billion cups a year. Dunkin' Donuts is also the largest
coffee and baked goods chain in the world and sells more hot regular
coffee, iced coffee, donuts, and bagels than any other quick service
restaurant in America. Dunkin' Donuts has more than 7,200 franchised
restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Massachusetts,
Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more
information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About The Parade
Founded in 1984, The
Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization
governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board
directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the
Detroit region. The mission is to fund, create and execute the best
family events in metro Detroit. The Parade Company staff, the board
directors and thousands of parade volunteer work year-round to bring
wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit each year
including the International Freedom Festival and Target Fireworks
America's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). More information on The Parade
Company can be found at www.theparade.org.
Forgotten Harvest was
formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and
waste. Forgotten Harvest currently rescues over 8.5 million pounds
food per year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food
variety of sources, including grocery stores, produce markets,
restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors,
and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food,
would otherwise go to waste, is delivered absolutely free of charge
emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. The individuals
families served are as diverse as the community's residents -- young
old, from all races and faiths. The common bond uniting them with
other and with Forgotten Harvest is hunger.
Source: Dunkin' Donuts