Panda Express Family Day Fights Hunger on Sept. 15

20 Percent of Local Sales Benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Sept. 14, 2017 – On Friday, Sept. 15, three Panda Express metro area locations will join in the fight against hunger by donating 20 percent of sales to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Customers must present a “Family Day Flyer,” found at regionalfoodbank.org/panda, in order to participate in the giveback day.

“We are so grateful to Panda Express for their continued partnership with the Regional Food Bank,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “September is Hunger Action Month and this is a great way to help raise awareness about hunger in our state, as well as give back and enjoy lunch or dinner.”

Panda Express locations are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The three stores joining in the fight against hunger on Sept. 15 are located at:

  • 309 S. Bryant, Edmond, Okla.
  • 500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City
  • 1521 Garth Brooks Blvd., Yukon, Okla.

Nearly one in for children struggle with hunger every day in Oklahoma. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided more than 3 million meals for chronically hungry children through its Food for Kids program, which includes the Backpack Program. This program provides elementary school children with kid-friendly, nutritious food over the weekends and during school breaks. Children like Terry.

“We are very poor,” said the third grader. “It helps a lot to have that food.”

Last year, the number of children on the Backpack Program grew by 22 percent. That’s why support from the community is so important. Food is the most essential school supply. Make this a hunger-free school year for Oklahoma children by donating to the Food for Kids program. Every $200 raised will ensure an Oklahoma student will have enough to eat and thrive for an entire school year. To make a tax-deductible donation visit FoodForKids.us or call 405-972-1111.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 653 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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