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Panda Express Donates Single-Use Surgical Masks and $30,000 for Additional Personal Protective Equipment to Valley Children’s Hospital

As part of its ongoing commitment to support medical professionals on the frontlines in the California Central Valley, Panda Express® has donated 26,000 single-use surgical masks to Valley Children’s Hospital. Panda Express also donated $30,000 for additional personal protective equipment (PPE) needed at the hospital.

Valley Children’s executives meet up with Panda employees to receive their generous donation.

Through its philanthropic arm Panda Cares, Panda Express has created a COVID-19 Community Care Fund, in which all guest donations are put towards sourcing and providing PPE to local hospitals in this time of need as well as supporting research to find a treatment for COVID-19. In the midst of this public health crisis, Panda remains steadfast to its evergreen mission of protecting, inspiring and bettering the communities they serve.

“Supporting the healthcare community has always been a priority for Panda Express, and we are blessed to have a partner with shared values of giving and inspiring better lives,” said Dr. Peggy Cherng, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. “It is our privilege to be able to protect and provide comfort to the selfless hospital staff and patients at CMN Hospitals. We thank our guests and associates for their generosity and support that make these donations possible. We stand together to be stronger together.”

“We are grateful to Panda Express for their incredible generosity, both now and over more than a decade,” said Robert Saroyan, President of Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation. “Through these challenging times of COVID-19, Panda continues to support our medical staff with the necessary resources to keep our community safe. These masks and additional funds are essential to ensuring the health and well-being of the hospital staff and our young patients.”

Panda Express has been a generous supporter of Children’s Miracle Network since 2007, fundraising for children’s hospitals year round. In 2019, they raised more than $710,000 for Valley Children’s Hospital. For the rest of 2020, participating Panda Express locations are offering a 10 percent appreciation discount on in-store purchases for healthcare workers and first responders with their employment identification badge.