Donation for help

Due to COVID-19, Panda Cares has updated the food donation criteria. Please carefully review the guidelines below to determine if your organization or program is eligible.

Donation Guidelines

  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that directly supports the health or educational needs of underserved youth
  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) hospitals that support healthcare frontline workers supporting COVID-19 patients in hard-hit areas
  • Non-political
  • Non-religious
  • Public organization in good financial and community standing
  • Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event date, and no more than 3 months in advance
  • If seeking a food donation, youth or frontline healthcare workers must be the primary attendees of the event
  • For the safety of our associates and event attendees, only in-store pickups, or delivery (if available) is allowed
  • If your request is approved, you must agree & sign-off to our Food-Handling responsibilities
  • Only one request per nonprofit organization per region will be accepted within a calendar year

The following events do not qualify for donations: event/team sponsorships, monetary donation requests, fundraisers, walks/runs, open house, graduation or related festivities and community carnivals.

Please allow 1 week for your application to be processed. If your organization is selected, we will notify you to coordinate details. Organizations that do not qualify are notified via email.

Mail-in requests will not be considered. To submit a donation request, please fill out the application found here:

Request a Food Donation