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Panda Express® Donates KN95 and surgical masks to Dignity Health Memorial Hospital

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting medical professionals on the frontlines in Bakersfield, Panda Express® has donated 1,920 KN95 and 6,000 surgical masks to Dignity Health Memorial Hospital for protection when treating patients.

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 hospitals. In the midst of this public health crisis, Panda remains steadfast to its evergreen mission of protecting, inspiring and bettering the communities they serve. “Panda is deeply appreciative to your hospital and all of your staff for the heroic work that you do to serve those in need. We hope that these masks not only provide medical help but also encouragement to your community to continue to fight the good fight!” said Amy Cheng with the Panda Cares Foundation.

This donation is vital for the safety of our physicians, staff, patients and visitors. “We are extremely grateful and continue to be astounded by the blessings provided to our team from the generosity of the Kern County community. Our dedicated team remains committed to caring for your loved ones through this critical time. We will get through this together!” said Ken Keller, president & CEO or Dignity Health Memorial Hospital.

“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 Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “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.”

The Lauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is proud to be Kern County’s only CMN hospital. In 2019, Panda Express associates and guests donated $237,763 through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital fundraising program managed by Panda Cares to help us care for the well-being of children in our community.