Arizona, Florida and Dallas/Ft. Worth markets to help end childhood
hunger in America
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pei Wei®, the fast casual chain known for its pan-Asian
flavors, has pledged $10,000 to No
Kid Hungry, a campaign working to end childhood hunger in America.
Pei Wei also will donate three hundred meals to Phoenix-area Boys &
Girls Clubs during the month of September.
Pei Wei will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry for every Kid’s Wei meal
purchased during September in Arizona, Florida and the Dallas/Fort Worth
markets up to $10,000. Just a $1 donation can help feed a child in need
up to 10 healthy meals. The funds will support No Kid Hungry’s efforts
to provide kids across the country with school breakfast and summer
meals, and help their parents learn to cook healthy meals at home.
“At Pei Wei, feeding people is our passion, and we’re proud to
participate in the No Kid Hungry campaign,” said Clay Dover, chief
marketing officer of Pei Wei. “With one in five children in America
struggling with hunger, we knew that we had to make a real impact in the
communities we serve.”
To help feed kids in its home market, Pei Wei will donate three hundred
meals to the Phoenix-based Boys & Girls Club (Parsons Branch) for Day
for Kids. This effort is significant because Arizona has a higher
than average rate of childhood food insecurity.
This is the second year Pei Wei has partnered with organizations to
alleviate childhood hunger. Last year for Hunger Action Month, Pei Wei
donated more than 600 meals to a Title-I elementary school in Phoenix
and donated $10,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank. It is expanding its efforts
this year to also benefit Florida and Dallas, two significant Pei Wei
About Pei Wei
Founded in 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Pei
Wei is an Asian-inspired fast-casual restaurant that prepares each
dish to order in the tradition of ancient Asian cooking methods using
freshly chopped ingredients. Menu offerings include lettuce wraps,
salads, sushi and Wok Classics that can be easily customized for any
palate or diet, including gluten-free and vegetarian. Pei Wei, recently
named a 2016
Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks Top 10, owns and operates
201 restaurants in 21 states. For more information visit PeiWei.com.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger
this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending
childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a
nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and
cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get
the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national
anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
Cassie Cooper, 480-888-3332