$7,500 Grant to Cleveland Food Bank - Check Presentation

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank Receives $7,500 Grant from the Joy in Childhood FoundationSM to Help Make the Holiday Season Bright for Kids in Northeast Ohio

Funding is Part of a $2.7 Million Commitment to Support Critical Child Health and Hunger Needs

CLEVELAND, Ohio. (December 20, 2017) – With the holidays upon us, the Joy in Childhood Foundation is making a special gift to address child hunger needs in Northeast Ohio. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that it will award a $7,500 grant to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank on Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00am at Dunkin’ Donuts, 22200 Lakeshore Drive, Euclid, OH 44123.

This grant is part of a $2.7 million commitment to bring joy to sick and hungry kids during the holiday season and is one of nearly 200 grants being distributed to non-profit organizations in local communities that address children’s health and hunger issues. 

“The Joy in Childhood Foundation brings joy to kids year-round, but to have an opportunity to bring joy to kids facing hunger in local communities, including Northeast Ohio, during the holiday season is very special to us,” said Karen Raskopf, Co-Chair, Joy in Childhood Foundation. “We know that this time of year can be difficult for them and it’s also an especially busy time for the food banks they rely on. Our grant to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will help ensure that children in the area who are facing hunger and can experience the joy of the holidays – just like any other child – without having adult-like worries, such as where their next meal will come from.”

“The holiday season is a critical time for us, which is why we are so grateful for the generous support we’re receiving from the Joy in Childhood Foundation,” said Kellie Biller, Marketing and Corporate Events Manager, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “This grant will give children who are facing hunger in our community access to the essential resources they need that give them energy to focus, engage, learn and grow.”

 To learn more about the Joy in Childhood Foundation, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/JoyInChildhoodFoundation.

About the Joy in Childhood Foundation 

The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Foundation brings together a wide range of stakeholders — including franchisees, crew members, employees, partners and guests — and partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids to fund joyful environments, joyful experiences and joyful expressions to ensure that children whose lives are compromised by hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives. Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $16 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country.

About the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided over 47.8 million meals in 2016 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. Our mission is to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. For more information or to donate to the Food Bank, please visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org.


Heidi Langer, Langer Marketing & Communications



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