National Noodle Day is just around the corner (06 October), and to celebrate, Chopstix Noodle Bar is giving away 10,000 free meals, half of which will be given to the first 100 customers at over 50 stores across the UK.
Chopstix fans in Oxford will be in with a chance of grabbing a free box of small noodles as the store, located on Cornmarket Street, will be giving away 100 boxes of small noodles on Thursday, 06 October, in celebration of national noodle day.
Customers can download the free voucher from the Chopstix website at chopstixnoodles.co.uk/noodleday.
The noodle bar has also partnered with Your Local Pantry, which operates 80 community food hubs around the country, to donate 5,000 food vouchers which will be evenly shared across 80 of their neighbourhood food hubs in the UK.
Bringing fresh and tasty dishes packed full of flavour, Chopstix is donating the noodle boxes to customers and Your Local Pantry members as they look to spread cheer and goodwill during testing times – whether it’s a speedy lunch or takeaway night, they want everyone to be able to delight in their pan-Asian flavours.
James Henderson from Your Local Pantry said: “The Your Local Pantry network is growing rapidly as more and more communities see the value and success of the approach.
“Maximising member choice is always important to us, so we’re very pleased and grateful to be able to partner with Chopstix in this way.”
Rob Burns, marketing director for Chopstix, said: “The last few years have been a challenging time for people across the UK, and now the cost of living crisis is putting more and more people under continued pressure.
“We wanted to do something to mark National Noodle Day that would look to make even a little difference and give people something to smile about.
“We’re both excited and proud to be able to donate 10,000 noodle boxes to people across the UK during these uncertain times…and everyone loves noodles, right?”
The initiative is part of Chopstix’s campaign of ‘Noodle Aid’, which aims to deliver noodles to a number of cities and places across the UK for free.
Noodle Aid launched officially in Manchester in 2020, when 400 food parcels were delivered to the halls of residence at Manchester Metropolitan University to feed self-isolating students stuck in their flats.
Arriving in style, a vintage WW2 tank with the Noodle Aid platoon dressed in full army attire dropped off the food parcels.
Since then, Noodle Aid has visited a number of cities across the country to give away free noodles.