Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

All donations collected at Panda Express locations nationwide between August 31 and September 22, 2017 will go to the American Red Cross (50%) and Tzu Chi Foundation (50%) to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey (8/31/17-9/10/17) and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey (9/10/17-9/22/17). The Panda Cares Foundation will donate up to an additional $1,000,000.


Please make checks payable to Panda Cares Foundation. All organizations are recognized as 501(c)(3)s. Campaign for Hurricane Harvey runs from 8/31/17 - 9/10/17; and campaign for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey runs from 9/10/17 - 9/22/17.


Who are the beneficiaries of the donations collected?

100% of the donations collected will go to the American Red Cross (50%) and Tzu Chi Foundation (50%) to help victims in need.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

The Tzu Chi Foundation, whose name means compassion and relief, is an international humanitarian organization with special consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Founded by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966, the non-profit organization has four major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. Tzu Chi has offices and chapters on five major continents and provides aid to more than 90 countries.

Is Panda Restaurant Group donating any funds?

Yes, through its charitable arm, the Panda Cares Foundation, Panda is donating up to $1,000,000.

What else is Panda doing to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma?

Panda is providing in-kind food donations to shelters and emergency response teams in and around the devastated areas.

How long will Panda collect donations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?

Panda will collect donations from August 31, 2017 through September 10, 2017 for Hurricane Harvey; and from September 10, 2017 through September 22, 2017 for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.