About the Panda Cares Foundation

About the Donor

Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, 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 11 countries. On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda is committed to serving the communities in which it operates by providing food, funding of health and education programs, and volunteer services to underserved youth, and disaster relief efforts. The Panda Cares Foundation is powered by its global family of associates and guests through its in-store donation box fundraising program.

In 2020, Panda established the Panda Cares Scholars Program to provide the necessary funding, academic support and leadership development to help high school and college students learn, lead and thrive towards a bright future. Scholarships awarded through the Panda Cares Foundation are administered with the support of UNCF.