Panda’s Kitchen Myanmar Food Fundraiser with Muslim Aid
The displaced Rohingyan people  have lost their homes, have nowhere to go and urgently need food, water, shelter and sanitary items.
An East London restaurant has announced an all-day fundraiser this weekend to help the people of Myanmar with emergency aid.
Halal Chinese take away Panda’s Kitchen will be donating all profits made from sales between 12.30-11.30pm on Saturday 7 October.
Having teamed up with Muslim Aid (Facebook event page), these profits will then be used by the global charity group to buy basic provisions and amenities.
The ongoing Myanmar crisis has worsened considerably over the past few months after systematic violence against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was escalated.
Panda’s Kitchen’s co-owner, Mohammed Wajid, said: “We chose to team up with Muslim Aid as they are one of the [few] charities we know who are able to go into Myanmar and give aid to the displaced Rohingyan people who have lost their homes, have nowhere to go and urgently need food, water, shelter and sanitary items.”
Last month, Authorities in Myanmar had blocked United Nations aid agencies from delivering vital supplies to tens of thousands of civilians suffering at the heart of a bloody military campaign against them.
Mohammed revealed that the plight of the people in that region was first brought to his attention following a visit with his brother to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon back in 2013.
“Our family has many friends and Muslim business associates that we connect with on a daily basis. We have heard numerous horrible accounts of what’s happening over there. We have all signed petitions, written to our MPs and shared posts on social media to uncover what has been a very minimal coverage on mainstream media. Alhamdulillah [God be praised] people are starting to notice,” he said.
We chose to team up with Muslim Aid as they are one of the [few] charities we know who are able to go into Myanmar and give aid.
Since Panda’s Kitchen’s customer base was a good mix of Muslim and non-Muslim customers, Mohammed said: “We felt that the event would help generate more awareness to the wider community. We’ve chosen to host the event on a Saturday – the busiest day of the week – as we want to generate as much [money] as we can for this cause. It’s the least we could do. ”
The HMC-approved restaurant has high ratings across the various the two leading takeaway-ordering services too with 4.2/5 on Hungry House and 5/6 stars on Just Eat.
It also enjoys favourable ratings on travel website Tripadvisor too with a full five-star rating.
But as a take away, although collection is “highly recommended”, the restaurant can also deliver around the Forest Gate area – subject to availability and a minimum spend.
While a minimum order of £15 will cover the following delivery areas: E6, E7, E12, E13, E15, a minimum of £30 will be required to cover to E10, E11, E17, E20, IG1 and IG4.
You can visit the restaurant’s website www.pandaskitchen.co.uk or order by calling: 020 8552 2625.
396 Katherine Road, Forest Gate,
Newham London E7 8NW.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12:30-23:30 | Sun 12:30-22:30