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Caring For Our Community During COVID-19. Powered By Panda Associates And Guests.
Amid this public health crisis, Panda remains committed to our mission of supporting the health and well-being of our communities more than ever. With your support, Panda Express is providing hope and relief across the country by feeding families, providing protection and hot meals for frontline medical workers, and supporting the development of a treatment for COVID-19. Through Panda Cares, Panda Express has created a COVID-19 Community Care Fund. We are allocating donations raised through our In-Store Donation Program from March 25 - June 13 to support our COVID-19 relief efforts. Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng have personally donated to the Community Care Fund.
FOOD INSECURITIES FOR FAMILIES
Panda Cares donated $2.25 Million to Feeding America and Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to alleviate food insecurity. The donation includes a matching donation of $1 million from Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
As the COVID-19 situation continued to progress in the U.S., it became more difficult for medical workers to obtain proper protective gear, making it increasingly hard to treat those in need in their communities. Panda Cares, with a matching grant from the Cherngs, donated 5 Million life-saving masks to hospitals in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam.
TREATMENT FOR COVID-19
Panda Cares established the Panda Cares Coronavirus Research Fund by donating $3 Million to support the development of a treatment for COVID-19 under the direction of Dr. David Ho at Columbia University. The donation includes a $500,000 contribution from the Cherngs.
FOOD FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS
Through our Panda Cares Food Donation Program, our Panda Associates helped bring comfort to medical workers and first responders who are on the frontline of caring for the community by preparing and donating over 60,000 hot meals.
We thank our guests for their generosity during this challenging time. And most of all, we thank the frontline health care workers and first responders, risking their lives every day for those in need. We will do everything in our ability, however big or small, to take care of our heroes. We are here for our community. And we are stronger when we stand together.
Dr. Peggy Cherng, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group