Justine's WFR Personal Page
This is my seventh year participating in the Walk for Rice to help raise funds for the ACRS Food Bank, and my fifth year serving as the Team Captain for Team Blaine!
I am fundraising for Walk for Rice in memory of my grandmother, Vera Ing. My grandma was a longtime active supporter of our local Asian American community and the International District. Joining this walk allows me to honor my grandmother's many civic contributions by helping to feed members of the API community that she loved.
The ACRS Food Bank provides vital support to over 5,500 people (who total more than 100,000 visits) every year by supplying culturally appropriate foods such as rice, tofu and Asian vegetables. Without its resources, many families would go hungry.
ACRS is launching Walk for Rice online this year instead of hosting the event at Seward Park, to ensure everyone’s safety during the global pandemic health crisis. While the event location has changed, the ACRS Food Bank’s need for our help is greater than ever.
In response to the pandemic, ACRS 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, ACRS Food Bank is currently delivering 2,250 bags of groceries and 2,000 culturally familiar meals weekly to seniors and those in need, and the demand is growing.
Thank you in advance for supporting this important API community resource by making a tax-deductible contribution to my Walk For Rice page. Whatever you can give will help, because EVERY GRAIN OF RICE AND EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!
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