Elbows Mac n’ Cheese, the famous OC-based mac n’ cheese eatery known for its blend of classic American home cooking with gourmet international inspiration, is partnering with Breast Cancer Angels in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in honor of National Pasta Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elbows Mac n’ Cheese will donate 10 percent of gross receipts from both its Brea and Cerritos, Calif., locations in support of those currently undergoing breast cancer treatment, and their families.

1400528_594444307284002_1221450937_oGuests are invited to visit either Elbows Mac n’ Cheese restaurant location on Oct. 17, and a portion of their purchase will automatically be donated to the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Breast Cancer Angels is an emergency necessities of life resource with a mission to provide financial and emotional assistance for people as they endure treatment for breast cancer. As corporate sponsorship pays for overhead, 100 percent (100%) of donations go directly to assist women and men in treatment.

Breast Cancer Angels currently serves over 120 families a month who have a combined total of more than 130 children. Breast Cancer Angels assists in Orange County, Long Beach/South Bay, and San Diego, allowing the money raised in specific communities, such as Orange County, to benefit those undergoing treatment in the same communities, the epitome of truly helping a neighbor.

“At Elbows Mac n’ Cheese, we’re passionate about giving back and supporting the community,” said Punita Patel, owner and co-founder of Elbows Mac n’ Cheese.

“Breast Cancer Angels is an incredible organization. Not only does it support the individual undergoing treatment, but also the family. Handling everything from grocery bills and housing needs to legal assistance and transportation. By providing this type of peace of mind, those in treatment and their families can focus on what’s important: their health and being together.”

Donations from this partnership will support Breast Cancer Angels’ programs and directly benefit those undergoing treatment in the Cerritos and Brea communities. Breast Cancer Angels’ programs include:

–       Food – the average grocery bill per household is $250 per month. Breast Cancer Angels provides those undergoing treatment with gift cards to the grocery market of their choice.

–       Housing – Breast Cancer Angels assists with emergency housing costs, up to $500 per month.

–       Clothing – throughout the year, Breast Cancer Angels provides gift cards to local stores for the children of those undergoing treatment.

–       Medical costs – understanding the extreme burden of mounting medical bills, Breast Cancer Angels, works to ensure that those undergoing treatment can continue treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

–       Transportation – Breast Cancer Angels provides gas cards or bus passes to ensure that those undergoing treatment can get to scheduled doctors’ appointments.

Offerings guests a casual gourmet dining experience that caters to consumers’ busy lifestyles, Elbows Mac n’ Cheese is a place where high-quality, fresh ingredients are a priority and service standards meet those of the best restaurants.

Elbows Mac n’ Cheese uses fresh vegetables, gourmet cheeses and high-quality meats to create signature dishes and specialty creations, including “Living Fajita Loca,”“Do You Want a Pizza Me,” “So Shellfish” and “Cajun Sensation,” all designed to make guests melt.  Additionally, with its “build your own” mac n’ cheese offering, the cuisine combinations are endless. Elbows Mac n’ Cheese’s menu also includes fresh salads, classic soups and gourmet melts.

Regular restaurant hours for both locations are Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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