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This will be my first year participating for Walk for Rice. As a leader of our Asian American Pacific Islander at Nordstrom, I'm so excited to extend myself and fundraise for our AAPI community in Seattle.
Looking after older Asian American Pacific Islander people during the coronavirus outbreak has been a challenge for social service providers like Asian Counseling Referral Services (ACRS). Already at high risk for infection, older AAPI people are also more likely to live in poverty, and many are socially and linguistically isolated.
The ACRS food bank provides culturally familiar foods to immigrants, refugees, elders and families throughout King County. Without culturally competent food delivery, AAPI community members face a disproportionate lack of access to food, emergency meals, and other basic needs. In response to COVID-19, we quickly shifted food bank operations from walk-in distribution to home deliveries, providing emergency food in the safest way possible. With help from community partners and volunteers, we are currently delivering 1,200 bags of groceries and 1,300 culturally familiar meals weekly to seniors and those in need, and the demand is growing.
Thank you for all the support l!! #heretowin #extendyourself #stayNspired
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