McDonald’s New York Tri-State, along with local Chinese American high school students, recently brought smiles to the faces of the seniors from the Chinese-American Planning Council’s (CPC) Open Door Senior Center by surprising them with a delivery of All Day Breakfast menu items. CPC Open Door Senior Center on the Lower East Side provides a healthy and safe environment for seniors ages 60 and above to gather and participate in educational and recreational activities with daily congregate meals. As one of the most popular senior centers in lower Manhattan, the center serves 300 meals to seniors on a daily basis.
Through food, McDonald’s hopes to bridge the gap between the younger and older generations within the Chinese community in New York. While the seniors enjoyed the company of the youth, the students also gained a valuable experience to connect with and learn the history of their elders.
“It’s great that McDonald’s is dedicated to everyone in our community, including the growing population of elderly Chinese,” said Po-ling Ng, Assistant Executive Director at CPC. “It means a lot to the older generation to know that a company like McDonald’s cares about them.”
“McDonald’s is committed to giving back to the communities we serve every day,” said Paul Goodman, a McDonald’s franchisee in Chinatown. “It’s a fundamental value our company is founded on and it is reflected through everything we do.”