Tuesday morning, El Paso Dunkin’ representatives, on behalf of The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, presented a $25,000 grant donation to Kelly Center for Hunger Relief to help support its mission to feed the food insecure the area.
“These grants are part of a commitment by Dunkin’, Dunkin’s Foundation and Dunkin’ franchisees to provide health and hunger organizations with the support they need, as many are seeing a significant increase in the volume of people they serve and are facing unprecedented and costly challenges in the wake of the pandemic,” officials shared.
The Kelly Center for Hunger Relief is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in El Paso through its two programs, The Kelly Memorial Food Pantry and FreshStart.
The Kelly Memorial Food Pantry was founded in 1999 and is run almost entirely by volunteers who dedicate over 1,000 hours each month to helping El Pasoans in need.
Since 2016, the Fresh Start program has been in a partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to address the root causes of food insecurity.
The Fresh Start program provides members a variety of resources, including food, support, goal setting, job counseling, nutrition and health classes, computer skills, financial literacy, fitness classes, and more.
Including the Foundation’s $25,000 grant to Kelly Center for Hunger Relief, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, gave more than $4.5 million to child health and hunger organizations in 2020.
To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation click here.