Panda Express to host Family Day, donate proceeds to food bank

Panda Express is partnering with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other Feeding America food banks for the restaurant’s first “Family Day” on Monday, June 8.

panda logoFamily Day will be a one-day promotion dedicated to celebrating families and the restaurant’s family-owned heritage by helping address hunger for families in America.

Panda Express has made it easy to help. For every plate purchased at a Panda location on Monday, June 8, 10 percent of the purchase will be donated to Feeding America and its member food banks, up to $1 million. Funds generated at local Panda Express restaurants will directly benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank and other food banks, according to a press release.

“There are 49 million Americans struggling with hunger and we want help. To do our part we are excited to announce our first annual Family Day event which will benefit Feeding America and member food banks,” stated Peggy Cherng, co-CEO and co-founder of the Panda Restaurant Group, in the release. “The heart of Family Day is about families coming together to help families in need within our communities. By partnering with Feeding America and with the help of our Panda family we will help more families get the food they need.”

Founders and co-CEOs, Andrew and Peggy Cherng, created Family Day to give their customers an easy way to help families in their own backyard, while raising awareness about the issue on a national level.

Panda Express, which includes 1,750 locations across the country, will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales up to $500,000. The Cherngs have pledged to personally match that goal dollar for dollar, totaling up to the expected $1 million donation, according to the release.

For more information, please visit http://www.pandaexpress.com/familyday

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