Nando’s PERi-PERi, a popular South African restaurant chain, paid homage to Mandela Day—which fell on July 18th—by giving back to the community. In line with the values and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid activist and leader, the restaurant offered customers a chance to enjoy a free flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken meal in exchange for donating back-to-school supplies for underprivileged youth. The initiative took place between 4 PM and 7 PM in all Nando’s PERi-PERi locations in Canada.
Beyond the complimentary meals, Nando’s employees, referred to as Nandocas, will devote 67 minutes of volunteer service to local schools as a tribute to Mandela’s 67-year-long struggle for social justice. Moreover, Nando’s PERi-PERi extended its support by providing free meals to teachers at partnering schools.