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PDQ and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Round Up. Give Back

PDQ and Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Partner to Assist Those in Need

Jul 09
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PDQ and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina are teaming up to help give back during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From July 12 through July 31, guests to any of PDQ’s three area locations in Durham, Raleigh and Wake Forest can round up their check or make a donation, with all money raised being given directly to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

All three stores will also host a Grand Re-Opening this Sunday, July 12 to kickoff the campaign. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Sunday, PDQ will donate one meal to someone in need for every meal purchased at any of the three PDQ area locations. In addition, all guests who visit one of the locations anytime on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. will receive a scratchoff card for a free menu item on their next visit.

“Many of our friends and neighbors have been impacted by the pandemic and will continue to be for some time,” said Peter Werbicki, President & CEO of the Food Bank. “We’re grateful for the support of PDQ and their customers, which will allow the Food Bank to feed more in the upcoming months.” 

“Our partners at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina work with so many organizations in the community, and their support is critical during this time of need,” said Bob Basham, PDQ Co-Founder and Principal Owner. “Our guests and our Team Members who are People Dedicated to Quality hope we can make a difference to support their efforts here in the Triangle.”

PDQ has three locations currently open in the Raleigh area: Durham (3301 Watkins Road), Raleigh (6305 Falls of Neuse Road) and Wake Forest (11690 Northpark Drive). Starting this Sunday, July 12, all three locations will extend their hours to be open for dine-in, To-Go and drive-thru from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week.

About the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 35 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2018-2019, the Food Bank distributed over 80 million pounds of food (over half of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, nearly 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. For more information, visit https://foodbankcenc.org.