Nando’s PERi-PERi Honors Mandela Day With Back-to-School Supply Drive And Free Meals For Donors


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Nando's PERi-PERi, the famous South African restaurant chain, will commemorate Mandela Day on July 18, 2023, by offering free meals to customers who contribute to a back-to-school supply drive for disadvantaged local students.

On Tuesday, July 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., all Nando's U.S. locations, including the restaurant in Towson (109 E Joppa Rd), will participate in this philanthropic initiative. Customers who donate new back-to-school items will be treated to a complimentary flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken leg or breast spiced to their preference. All collected supplies from the Towson location will be delivered to underprivileged schools in the Baltimore area.

"Mandela Day holds a special place in our hearts, and we hope that Nando's fans everywhere will embrace this iconic day of giving," expressed Sepanta Bagherpour, Nando's Chief Brand Officer.

Notably, the event coincides with the annual struggle of many American families to afford necessary back-to-school supplies. Nando's initiative aims to alleviate this burden by stuffing backpacks with essential items for the upcoming academic year.

Adding to the community spirit, Nando's employees, affectionately known as Nandocas, will commit 67 minutes of volunteer service to local school enhancement projects. This gesture mirrors the 67 years Nelson Mandela dedicated to social justice. Furthermore, Nando's will extend its generosity to educators at all the partner schools, providing them with complimentary meals.

International Nelson Mandela Day celebrates the birth of the legendary South African leader on July 18, 1918, and promotes his lifelong commitment to equality and the abolition of apartheid. The Nelson Mandela Foundation established the Mandela Day Initiative to motivate global action on July 18 every year, encouraging impactful contributions towards social betterment.

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