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Panda Express donates KN95 and surgical masks to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

Michael Kundla, Centralized Logistics for Geisinger, with the donated PPE from Panda Express.

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting medical professionals on the frontlines in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, Panda Express® has donated 19,920 masks to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital as protection when treating 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 Dr. Paul Bellino, chairman of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “Panda’s generosity has never been more needed or more appreciated 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. As the region’s only children’s hospital, the staff of Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital continues to care for routine and complex pediatric conditions, even during the pandemic.

“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 percent appreciation discount on in-store purchases for healthcare workers and first responders with their employment badge. 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.