Dunkin’ Donuts-sponsored Canteen Truck Supports Local First Responders

For nearly three years, a Dunkin’ Donuts-sponsored canteen truck has supported fire, police, state and federal agencies in Worcester County, Massachusetts, as well as communities throughout New England. The initial donation of $250,000 in 2012 was in response to a lack of resources available to support local first responders after several natural disasters hit the region. Most recently, the truck served security personnel working the Boston Marathon start and finish lines.

Staffed 24 hours a day by firefighters, police and EMS technicians, the canteen truck is equipped to offer hot coffee, meals, water, a restroom, and warming and cooling equipment to serve first responders during emergency situations — everything from hurricanes and winter storms, to building fires and search-and-rescue operations.

The truck is operated by Box 4 Special Services, a Worcester-based nonprofit volunteer organization staffed by off-duty police, fire and emergency medical workers. Since then, the truck has been a valuable resource for the community and served local first responders.

“The Worcester area has been hard hit by natural disasters in recent years and we’re excited to provide this canteen truck and allow first responders to better respond to those in need,” said Robert Branca, a local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, when the donation was announced in 2012.

To read more about the launch of Dunkin’ Donuts’ canteen truck, read more from Boston.com.

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