How much of my donation goes directly to the kids? Is there an administration fee?

100% of the money collected supports organizations which serve the health and education needs of underserved youth. Panda Express pays for all of Panda’s administrative costs associated with the in-store donation program.

Does Panda Express receive tax benefits from in-store donations?

No, Panda Express does not receive tax benefits for money collected through the in-store donation program.

Is my in-store donation matched by Panda?

No, Panda does not match donations.

Who do in-store donations support?

ALL money generously donated by our Panda Express guests is allocated equally to support youth education programs and hospitals and other organizations devoted to children’s health.

When Panda communities are impacted by natural disasters, Panda Cares may notify guests of special donation programs. Under such programs, 100% of guest donations are used to support disaster relief efforts.

All of Panda Cares Foundation’s direct administrative costs and expenses are underwritten by Panda Restaurant Group. 

How can my organization become a beneficiary of Panda Cares’ in-store donation program?

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Panda Cares. We are honored that you wish to help us help the community. We are currently committed and must respectfully decline any offers.

Does Panda Cares provide assistance to individuals?

No. Panda Cares’ support is strictly limited to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that benefit the health or education of underserved youth. We do not sponsor individuals for financial, athletic or other personal endeavors.

Does Panda Cares sponsor political causes, organizations or candidates?

No. Panda Cares’ support is strictly limited to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that benefit the health and education of underserved youth.

Does Panda Cares provide donations to religious organizations, programs or events?

No. Panda Cares’ support is strictly limited to 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-political and non-religious organizations that benefit the health and education of underserved youth.

Does the Panda Cares program donate gift certificates for fundraising purposes?

Yes. Panda Cares donates Panda Express or Panda Inn gift cards to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations for the proposes of raffles or silent auctions that benefit the health and education of underserved youth.

Does the Panda Cares program donate food?

Yes. Panda Cares provides food donations for events that benefit the health and education of underserved youth, and where youth are the primary attendees. Please see our guidelines above to see if your event qualifies.

Are food donation requests accepted year-round?

Yes. Panda Cares accepts food donation requests year-round for events that benefit the health and education of underserved youth, and where youth are the primary attendees. All requests must be received 4 weeks prior to the event date, and no more than 4 months in advance. Please see our guidelines above to see if your event qualifies.

How do I apply for a Panda Cares donation?

You may submit a Food Donation Request here.