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Wednesday, 21 November, 2007 12:27 PM

Dunkin' Donuts Supplies Turkey Day Treats to Forgotten Harvest and Gives Thanks to Parade Volunteers

Dozens of Donuts to Be Provided to Forgotten Harvest for Area Shelters and Free Coffee Provided for Parade Company and Forgotten Harvest Volunteers

DETROIT -- 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 its "America Runs on Dunkin'" program.

On Thursday, November 22, for every dozen donuts purchased at participating Dunkin' Donuts, an additional dozen will be donated to 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 and volunteers will receive a coupon for a FREE, large (20-ounce) hot coffee in their choice of flavor or a medium (16 oz.) hot chocolate redeemable at any participating Dunkin' Donuts in Michigan between November 22 and December 31.

"Thanksgiving is about giving back, and we at Dunkin' Donuts are pleased to assist Forgotten Harvest in its efforts to drive out hunger from our communities," said Nick Spencer, Marketing Manager of Dunkin' Donuts in 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 for 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.

"Forgotten Harvest is very fortunate to have many wonderful community and corporate partners such as Dunkin Donuts to stand with us in our fight against hunger and waste in Metro Detroit," said Susan Goodell, Executive Director of Forgotten Harvest. "We thank them for the donation 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' Donuts 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 each year.

About Dunkin' Donuts

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 day, 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 Company

Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the greater Detroit region. The mission is to fund, create and execute the best family events in metro Detroit. The Parade Company staff, the board of directors and thousands of parade volunteer work year-round to bring a wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit each year including the International Freedom Festival and Target Fireworks and America's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). More information on The Parade Company can be found at www.theparade.org.

About Forgotten Harvest

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest currently rescues over 8.5 million pounds of food per year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources, including grocery stores, produce markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered absolutely free of charge to emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. The individuals and families served are as diverse as the community's residents -- young and old, from all races and faiths. The common bond uniting them with each other and with Forgotten Harvest is hunger.

Source: Dunkin' Donuts

 

 

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