BGC Celebrates Panda Cares Day

The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac participated in a celebration of Panda Cares Day™ to commemorate the anniversary of the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®. In line with Panda Cares’ pillar of education, the organization also donated over 73,000 books nationwide to Boys & Girls Clubs aimed at developing reading skills, enhancing critical thinking skills, and broadening perspectives.

“As a longtime supporter of Boys &Girls Clubs across the nation, we’re thrilled to celebrate Panda Cares Day together, and hope that these festivities bring a smile to the students’ faces,” said Dr. Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. “Children are our future, and it is important that we help them learn and grow with the appropriate resources so they can fulfill their highest possibilities.”

On August 6th, representatives from the Fond du Lac Panda Express location provided gift bags with books and other goodies along with a signature Orange Chicken and rice meal courtesy on the Panda Cares Foundation. 250 gift bags were provided to the Club for distribution to members. Of the partnership, Dan Hebel, CEO for Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac, stated, “Having local partnerships like we have with Panda Express are so important. Showing our members and their families that the places they patronize are supporting their youth is an incredible feeling. This partnership is all about providing great opportunities for kids, and we’re thankful that our local store and Panda Cares Foundation share in our mission.”

On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express® is the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S. Family-owned and operated since 1983. The restaurant brand has more than 2,200 locations and has introduced American Chinese cuisine to twelve international countries.  In 2020, the organization established the Panda Cares Scholars Program to provide the necessary funding, academic support and leadership development to help high school and college students learn, lead and thrive towards a bright future. For more information about Panda, visit