On October 25th Nando’s Peri- Peri opened its doors along Route 1 in College Park and donated 100% of its first 3 days of sale to the Campus Pantry. Talk about community involvement! By the end of the first 3 days Nando’s donations towards local food insecurity passed $29,700, the largest opening sales the company has seen!
Nando’s Peri- Peri College Park Store Front
Nando’s Peri-Peri started in 1987 in South Africa as a Portuguese restaurant specializing in its Peri-Peri chicken. Nando’s opened its first U.S restraint in D.C in 2008 and has since sprung up 13 other restaurants in the DMV area, with the latest in College Park. Nando’s generous offer to donate 100% of its first several day’s opening sales will work to ensure the Campus Pantry can stay open and stocked as well as allow the Campus Pantry to working furthering other goals such as connecting users to other needed resources.
The Campus Pantry works to address the food hardship experienced by UMD students and staff. Student and staff who are experiencing food insecurity are welcome to stop by the Campus Pantry during scheduled distribution times to pick up food for personal use. The next pick up date is this Thursday, November 19th, 3:00- 6:00 at Room 0143 in the Health Center. For Students and community members interested in supporting the Campus Pantry volunteers and donations are always welcome. Non perishable food can be donated at Room 0143 in the Health Center on Mondays 3-5pm.
Nando’s Peri-Peri is making splash in College Park with such a generous community centered, some seriously addictive flavor, and a killer cool mural.
Nando’s Peri- Peri side mural by artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage