"Runs for Coffee" benefits Food Bank
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Chiefs are playing for more than just wins this season; they'll be helping feed the hungry with every run scored.
Dunkin' Donuts representatives were out at the stadium Monday morning to announce their "Runs for Coffee" initiative.
For every run the Chief's score this year, one pound of coffee will be donated to the Central New York Food Bank.
Dunkin' Donuts has done similar programs with other local teams like the Silver Knights and Cornell Big Red. Those teams combined to bring in 500 pounds of coffee.
Food Bank officials said the efforts of these local teams and businesses are a huge help.
Food Bank of CNY Executive Director Tom Slater said, "We can only be successful in our work if we have the support of the community. So to have all of these professional teams behind the Food Bank of Central New York and Dunkin' Donuts consistently supporting us, makes a big difference in our work."
The coffee will be distributed between the Food Bank's 273 emergency food programs in their 11-county service area. Some will also go to rehab programs that the Food Bank supports as well.