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Three Square and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) Focus on Hunger Relief in Las Vegas
Food Bank Joins Feeding America Network in the DDBRCF’s Week of Service
August 3, 2015 (Las Vegas) – One in six people in the Las Vegas area may not know where their next meal is coming from; Three Square and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) are teaming up this August to help. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, volunteers from local Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees will volunteer at Three Square Food Bank, as a part of The DDBRCF’s second annual National Week of Service.
August 3-7, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins franchisees will collaborate with local hunger-relief organizations across the country to support efforts to help feed those in need. Approximately 70 events are planned nationwide during this year’s Week of Service.
“We are thrilled to have additional support from The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation at this critical time,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square. “Hunger is an issue that touches every community, and it’s our responsibility to work together to help those in need.”
Three Square supports the 305,000 Las Vegas community members who struggle with hunger. The summer months can be an especially difficult time for families, children and seniors who face hunger with free school meals unavailable, additional childcare often needed and higher temperatures affecting utilities.
"Community is at the heart of our business,” said Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications at Dunkin' Brands and Co-Chair of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation. “We are excited to join together to make a positive difference in the neighborhoods where our franchisees and employees live and serve our guests."
The DDBRCF has been a supporter of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, since 2007 and partners with local food banks nationwide. The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is currently in the second year of a $1 million, three-year grant with Feeding America that will support critical initiatives nationwide to help alleviate childhood hunger, including the BackPack Program and School Pantry Program. As part of this gift, Three Square received a $20,000 grant for its BackPack for Kids Program earlier this year.
To learn more about The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Charitable Foundation Week of Service and how you can support Three Square please visit www.threesquare.org.
About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 28 million meals – per year to more than 1,300 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information, visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).
About The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
The mission of The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is to serve its neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs: hunger, children’s health and safety. The DDBRCF brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees to serve their local communities. Launched in 2006, The DDBRCF has granted more than $8,000,000 to local charities.