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News Bites: Dave’s Marketplace & North Kingstown Food Pantry, Kountry Kitchen and DD Iced Coffee for Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Three current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information.
Dave’s Marketplace Makes Donation to North Kingstown Food Pantry
Dave’s Marketplace, a locally owned RI grocery chain has donated $25,000 to the North Kingstown Food Pantry’s Capital Campaign to relocate to the Little Red Schoolhouse. The North Kingstown Food Pantry has been providing food to residents for over 30 years. The Food Pantry now provides an average of 7500 meals per month. Due to the increase in demand for their valuable services, they have outgrown their present location. The Food Pantry was given the opportunity to lease the Little Red Schoolhouse on School Street, giving the Food Pantry the benefit of a much larger space and more central location to better serve North Kingstown residents. Dave’s Marketplace, a longtime supporter of the North Kingstown Food Pantry is fully committed to serving the community of North Kingstown. Recognizing the increased demand for the Food Pantry’s services, Dave’s Marketplace is giving their full support by donating $25,000 towards the renovations to the Little Red Schoolhouse. For further information, please contact Renee Hughes of Dave’s Marketplace 401-885-1191.
Kountry Kitchen Awarded Favorite Breakfast in Rhode Island by Little Lee’s BREAKFAST IN AMERICA
Kountry Kitchen Restaurant in Greenville, Rhode Island has been named Rhode Island’s Favorite Breakfast via an online vote through Little Lee’s BREAKFAST IN AMERICA site. Lee Rice, a food blogger from California, is traveling around the country to eat the favorite breakfast in each state which she plans to assemble into a coffee table book. Rice visited Kountry Kitchen on Thursday, May 2, where she met owners and brothers Thierry and Lionel Delos and dined on their “delicious French-influenced breakfasts.”
May 22 is Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin’ Donuts in Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts
$1.00 for Every Cup of Iced Coffee Sold at Participating Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants in Rhode Island and Bristol County, MA, will be Donated to Hasbro Children’s Hospital Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that Wednesday, May 22, is Iced Coffee Day in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts. All day, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants will donate $1.00 for every cup of its famous Iced Coffee sold to The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) for the benefit of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “We are thrilled to celebrate Iced Coffee season with the return of Iced Coffee Day to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “Thanks to our loyal and generous guests, this annual promotion has generated nearly $475,000 for the organization, and we are excited to continue to raise money for a wonderful cause.” Since the inception of this annual fundraiser in 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have raised $474,678 to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The funds have resulted in tangible improvements to the facility, including the creation and production of activity books for patients and a new play area in the pediatric ambulatory clinic. In 2013, the 6th Floor family room will be renovated, thanks to the funds raised in 2012. “Many families with children being treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital stay at the hospital round-the-clock for days, weeks or even months,” said Robert B. Klein, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “We are grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts for giving us the opportunity to create a warm and comfortable space that is a ‘home away from home’ for those families going through the stresses and anxieties of their child’s hospital stay.” The mission of Dunkin’ Donuts charitable foundation, DDBRCF is to serve its neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children’s health. The DDBRCF brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees to serve their local communities.