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Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future During Lunar New Year at Panda Express

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Panda Express

This Friday, February 12, 2021, marks the beginning of Lunar New Year! It’s the year of the Ox, and we’re ready to celebrate! Lunar New Year is one of the world’s biggest festivals centered around food, family and togetherness.

To bring to life the spirit of Lunar New Year and invite those who may be unfamiliar, Panda created a 3-minute short film that tells the story of a young man discovering the meaning of the holiday. The short film depicts many Lunar New Year traditions. These include the exchange of lucky red envelopes, or “hóng bāo” which is typically gifted on the first day of Lunar New Year. With festivities looking a bit different than years before, Panda has created a unique digital red envelope experience, allowing guests to share good fortunes with their loved ones from near or far. Through Feb. 28, guests can visit and create personalized digital red envelopes with special messages and stickers.

Making an Impact at local Children’s Hospitals

Since 2007, Panda Express has been bringing good fortune to millions of kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Funds donated stay local and impact patients and families in your community.  We want to join alongside the associates and guests celebrating Lunar New Year, and take a moment to recognize their achievements in 2020! Panda Express raised more than $50,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital! 100% of the funds they raised, went towards new research projects, and our Benefit Fund. Additionally, Panda Express  donated over 19,000 pieces of PPE equipment to our facilities. As a result, our staff was able to continue providing care, safely and efficiently.

Celebrate with us!

To bring good fortune to your family this year, visit your nearest Panda Express and pick up a family meal! Or, for a limited time only, try the holiday classic, Firecracker Chicken! The dish features all-white, raised without antibiotics chicken breast. The chicken is paired with fresh bell peppers, onions, green beans and whole dried chilis. Lastly, it’s all wok-tossed in a savory black bean sauce. Yum! We are grateful for the ongoing partnership with Panda and the many ways they address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children. Panda brings courage and hope to help our kids heal and thrive. #PandaCares

In 2020, Panda Express associates and guests donated more than $21 million to 131 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This brings the total to more than $100M over the lifetime of this partnership. Thank you Panda Express for all that you do for local kids and their families!