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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Local Dunkin’ franchisee groups are stepping up to give back to the frontline staff working in nine of Geisinger’s screening tents at in northeast and central Pennsylvania. 

Beginning April 16, local Dunkin’ locations will provide breakfast, including boxed coffee, individually wrapped donuts and bagels with cream cheese for the frontline medical staff. 

“From the start of the pandemic, Dunkin’ franchisees – all of whom are independent businesspeople in their communities – have supported the heroes on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, serving those who serve and those in need during these unprecedented times,” the company shared in a prepared statement.

In addition, Dunkin’ has launched an online gift card site, DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, so that guests in northeastern Pennsylvania and across the country can send a Dunkin’ eGift Card as a small token of appreciation to thank a doctor, nurse, first responder, teacher, grocery clerk, postal worker, neighbor or any hero in their life. For every card purchased at this site, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, specifically for nonprofits helping families affected by COVID-19.

“This is another great example of our local business community stepping up and supporting our frontline caregivers,” said Nancy Lawton-Kluck, chief philanthropy officer of Geisinger Health Foundation. “This generous donation let’s our staff know that the community is rallying behind them and doing what they can to offer their appreciation for their work.”

For more information on Dunkin’ and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts, visit dunkindonuts.com.

To make a donation in the fight against COVID-19, please visit Geisinger.org/fightcovid or call 800-739-6882.

About Dunkin’
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,000 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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