As part of the National Week of Joy campaign, Dunkin’ is doing its part to minimize hunger in the Pioneer Valley.

Dunkin’ volunteered at the food bank of western Massachusetts on Tuesday to say thank you for their hard work. 

Dunkin’ franchises and crew members are volunteering their time at more than 80 food banks across the country this week. Twenty thousand dollars was presented to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on Tuesday to support childhood hunger and relief efforts in Hatfield. 

The grant is part of the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s three-year, $1.5 million commitment to feeding America. 

“We thought so much is happening behind the scenes that people don’t know about and so much good is happening throughout western Massachusetts so it was great to partner with them year after year and provide a little financial support as well as physical support,” said Peter Martins.

Since 2006, the Joy of Childhood Foundation has granted more than $20 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. 

Last year, they provided more than one million meals to children and families.