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,” says 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 300 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 compared to the national average.
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 Foodbank. It is expanding its efforts this year to also benefit Florida and Dallas, two significant Pei Wei markets.