ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK A RECIPIENT OF FIRST-EVER PANDA EXPRESS “FAMILY DAY” ON MONDAY, JUNE 8 AT ALL ITS LOCATIONS
Panda Express to donate 10% of Sales on June 8 up to $1 Million to Food Banks to Feed Hungry Families during Summer Months
Panda Express is partnering with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other Feeding America food banks for the restaurant’s first-ever “Family Day” on Monday, June 8 – 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.
“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,” said Peggy Cherng, co-CEO and co-founder of the Panda Restaurant Group. “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.
“Panda Express is a great new partnership and we look forward to seeing Family Day in action on June 8,” said Beverly Damore, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. “The Family Day promotion aligns well with the very core of our work – to help families in need when they need it most. We are excited that people across Arizona can participate in a way that directly helps families in our own community.”