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Panda Cares Foundation Donates $400,000 to Support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntington Hospital

Panda Cares Foundation Donates $400,000 to Support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntington Hospital
Nov 20 2023

Huntington Health recently received a generous donation of $400,000 from Andrew and Peggy Cherng of Panda Restaurant Group, through their philanthropic arm, Panda Cares Foundation. The check was presented on October 26, 2023, at the 24th Annual Panda Cares Charity Golf Invitational awards dinner held at the Marriott Springs in Palm Desert. Funds from the donation will be used to support NICU care at Huntington Health.

“Andrew and Peggy Cherng have provided an incredible service to the community through the Panda Cares Foundation,” said Jane Haderlein, senior vice president, philanthropy and public relations, Huntington Health. “Their ongoing commitment to Huntington Health, particularly in support of our smallest patients in our NICU, demonstrates their commitment to the health and well-being of families throughout the San Gabriel Valley. We are so grateful to be selected as a recipient of their fundraising efforts through Panda Cares Foundation.”

About Panda Restaurant Group

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (“PRG”), the global leader in Asian dining experiences and parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development. Panda Restaurant Group’s humble beginnings started in 1973 with one restaurant, Panda Inn, in Pasadena, California, opened by Andrew Cherng and his father, Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng. With hopes of growing the business and creating more opportunities for their family, Andrew and his wife Peggy Cherng created the first Panda Express in 1983 to offer a faster and more convenient experience for guests to enjoy American Chinese favorites.

Panda Restaurant Group is more than a trailblazer of American Chinese food. Led by co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew and Peggy, the company’s people-first vision, values-driven culture. and associates’ inspiring growth stories have garnered industry-wide recognition and been key to the company’s extraordinary success. Awarded with more than 30 honors as top employer and best place to work to-date, Panda is nationally recognized as a top employer by Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place to Work Certification and PEOPLE’s Companies That Care list. From developing its presence all over the world to developing more than 50,000 associates, each store built brings PRG closer to its mission to inspire better lives.


Powered by 50,000 associates of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc./Panda Express®, the organization’s philanthropic arm Panda Cares® is committed to bettering the health and education of youth as well as supporting communities in need. In 1999, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. created Panda Cares to live into its mission of inspiring better lives by giving back to its local communities and shaping a brighter future for generations to come. Through volunteer services, funding, and meal donations, Panda Cares has raised more than $329 million since its establishment, impacting over 15 million youth and counting. Areas of focus include leadership and academic programs for students, and whole person healing for patients. For more information, visit