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

100% of this money collected supports the health and education needs of underserved youth.
Panda Express pays for all administrative costs associated with the Donation Box Program.

Does Panda Express receive tax benefits from the donations?

No, Panda Express does not receive tax benefits for money collected in the donation boxes.

Is my donation matched by Panda?

No, Panda does not match donations.

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.