Food Chain Donates PPE, Helps Aid Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines

Panda Cares

Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, has donated $77,760 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, including 9,600 KN95 Particulate Respirators and 80,000 single-use surgical masks. The equipment was donated on Monday, May 11 at the hospital.

The incredibly generous donation will help keep doctors, nurses and essential healthcare workers protected as they continue to care for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This donation is simply monumental when it comes to fighting the spread of coronavirus, and for protecting our healthcare workers, patients and families,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “Panda Express and Panda Cares have made an extraordinary effort to provide this equipment the hospital relies on to give and receive best-in-class care.”

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of many Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals to receive PPE donations from Panda Express and Panda Cares.

“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.”

Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group. Panda Cares is committed to serving the communities in which it operates by providing food, funding and volunteer services to underserved youth, and disaster relief efforts. Powered by Panda guests and associates, Panda Cares Foundation is funded through the in-store donation box program and associates at Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San, as well as valued business partners.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children’s has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018.

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