Panda Express Feeds Frontline Staff and Donates 19,920 Personal Protective Masks to Children’s Specialized Hospital

July 10, 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting medical professionals on the frontlines, Panda Express® has donated 1,920 KN95 Particulate Respirators and 18,000 Single-use Surgical Masks to Children’s Specialized Hospital as protection when treating members of our community. They have also donated meals to Children’s Specialized Hospital’s New Brunswick and Mountainside locations to help those caring for the youngest members of our community. 

“On behalf of all the caregivers who work on the frontlines, we are grateful for these much-needed masks from our long-time partner Panda Express,” said Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Panda’s generosity has never been more needed or more appreciated than during these challenging times. It’s comforting to know that these doctors and nurses have the needed resources necessary to care for those who depend on children’s hospitals now and into the future.”

These masks are essential to ensuring the health and well-being of the hospital staff and their young patients. “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.”  

For the rest of the year, participating Panda Express locations are offering a 10% appreciation discount on in-store purchases for healthcare workers and first responders with their employment badge. Panda Express continues its commitment to ensure that the healthcare needs of their local communities are met now and into the future through its philanthropic arm Panda Cares, powered by the funds raised by Panda guests and associates every day. As a long-time corporate partner of CMN Hospitals, Panda has raised and donated over $85 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.