Panda Express has been a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation.
In 2020, Panda’s charitable arm, the Panda Cares Foundation, partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to foster academic success for America’s youth at Clubhouses across the country. With the reality that not all youth have access to quality education, Panda has aligned with BGCA to give youth the equal opportunity to learn, lead and thrive for better lives. With this initiative, Panda has also aligned with BGCA’s strategic plan to increase the quality of academic success programming in Clubs.
Through Panda Cares’ $4 million investment, Clubs will receive funding to provide high-quality academic programming to youth in need. Furthermore, BGCA will provide staff development and localized training to these Clubs as well as data collection and measurement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertain and frightening circumstances for people all around the world. In response to these unprecedented times, Panda Express’ charitable arm, Panda Cares Foundation has joined a coalition of organizations and corporations in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund. The additional $250,000 investment will support Clubs in 20 markets across the U.S. with COVID-19 response, recovery and resiliency efforts targeted at alleviating food insecurity.
About Panda Express
On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express, an American Chinese original, is the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S. Panda Express is a family-owned and privately held restaurant company founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng in 1983 with more than 2,200 locations nationwide and in 10 countries.
Powered by its global family of associates and guests, Panda has contributed more than $167 million and countless volunteer hours in bettering the health and education of over 13 million youth as well as supporting communities in need since 1999. Panda stands by its core value of giving — we give our time and resources to support each other and are committed to serving the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit pandaexpress.com or pandacares.org.