Just in time for March Madness, Dunkin Donuts has teamed up with The University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams to raise money for UNC Children’s Hospital and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina by introducing a limited time only donut.
The Ol’ Roy Donut sports a Carolina blue icing drizzled atop Coach Williams’ favorite donut, the Boston Creme. It will be sold throughout North Carolina with 50 cents from each donut sale between March 14-27 going to the local charities.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to team with Dunkin’ to provide financial assistance to these worthy causes through the sale of this custom Boston Crème. It’s a fun way for fans of all teams to support the work at the Children’s Hospital and Food Bank,” said coach Roy Williams.
UNC Children’s Hospital is a top-tier academic medical center dedicated to providing care for all children in North Carolina regardless of socio-economic status, background, or language preference. The Hospital serves children from all 100 counties in North Carolina and from around the world, with many patients travel great distances to UNC Children’s for specialty care.
“We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Dunkin’ and its franchisees who have provided countless donut and coffee donations for our healthcare workers, grants from Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation, and now the Ol’ Roy Donut benefiting our hospital,” said Cameron Shoaf, Coordinator of Special Events at UNC Children’s Hospital.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. Last year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 70 million pounds of food and household items to over 800 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.
“Our friends at Dunkin’ have been wonderful supporters of our mission to end hunger for quite some time. Their dedication to feeding our neighbors in need in a 24-county service region is visible through their hours of volunteerism and grant opportunities for child hunger programming,” said Kay Carter, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
Leveraging the Ol’ Roy Donut will help in efforts to feed the over 553,000 people in North Carolina who are struggling with food insecurity including almost 188,000 children.