Kaladi Brothers Coffee announced Nov. 19 that The Children's Lunchbox will be benefitting from Dale Tran's New Year's Day of Giving event.

The Children's Lunchbox was chosen in 2016 and $197,000 was raised at the time. Those funds were used to build a new kitchen to make more meals for kids who need them. The kitchen was named after Kaladi's chief financial officer Dale Tran who died suddenly in January 2017.

The event happens every New Year's Day and is a nearly 30-year tradition for the coffee company. Kaladi Brothers says the event has raised more than $1 million.

Following Tran's death, Kaladi Brothers renamed the annual event to honor Tran's memory and dedication to community and philanthropy.

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