Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees donated $41,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware on Feb. 15 to help fight hunger throughout greater Philadelphia.

The donation is a combined effort from Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Roast Hunger” program and the Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation and will directly support the food bank’s mission to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy.

Through Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Roast Hunger” program, Dunkin’ Donuts of greater Philadelphia donated 10 percent of all coffee sales on Thanksgiving Day to five regional food banks. Additionally, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 2017, Dunkin’ Donuts Perks members could redeem a special “Roast Hunger” $1.49 large hot coffee offer when they pay with an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts card. For every offer redeemed, Dunkin’ Donuts and its Philadelphia-area franchisees donated 50 cents to its regional food bank partners. In total, Dunkin’ Donuts “Roast Hunger” program raised more than $311,000 for hunger relief efforts throughout the region.

For more, visit fbd.org, dunkinbrands/com.foundation and dunkindonuts.com.