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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.


  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that directly supports the health or educational needs of underserved youth
  • Non-political
  • Non-religious
  • Public organization in good financial and community standing
  • Applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the event date, and no more than 3 months in advance
  • Youth must be the primary attendees of the event
  • Event must serve less than 500 attendees
  • For the safety of our associates and event attendees, only in-store pickups pre-arranged delivery are allowed *delivery is not guaranteed and is dependent on local store's availability
  • Only one request per nonprofit organization per region will be accepted within a calendar year
  • A Food Donation Agreement must be signed and submitted with the food donation application. Application will not be accepted without a signed agreement.  

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 1-2 weeks 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.


If your organization meets the above guidelines to submit a donation request, please fill out the application found here: here
  • Please allow one week for your application to be processed.
  • If approved, you will receive a confirmation email with further details on food donation logistics.

Panda Cares is honored and humbled to do our part to positively impact the lives of underserved youth. We are committed to ensuring that future generations achieve their highest possibilities.

Winnie Chan, Director of Panda Charitable Foundation