While most of us complain about the stay-at-home order, how about those who do not have a home to stay?
On May 21, volunteers from local Chinese communities delivered 300 delicious Chinese food dinners to the Catholic Charities opportunity center located at St. Paul. These dinners were prepared by the Rose Garden Asian Bistros located at Brooklyn Center. 100 of these dinners were donated by the restaurant. The rest of these dinners were paid for by donations from members of these communities.
This activity is a part of a cross-US “Chinese Food of Love Day” event to celebrate the month of May – the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In twin cities area, the activity is organized by Alliance of Minnesota Chinese Organizations (AMCO).
AMCO is an alliance of many local Chinese organizations. Since the start of this corona virus pandemic, it has organized many donations among the local Chinese Minnesotan communities.
The Catholic Charities opportunity center is regularly serving people in need of food and shelter in twin cities area. They normally serve somewhere from 150 to 300 people per day. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people actually stay at the lower end. This is partially because the government has provided other accommodations for the homeless by utilizing local hotels.
In such a tough time, we need to take care of everybody. We, the Chinese Minnesotan, are proud to be able to contribute.