A group of New York-based Asian-American business owners are coming together for an initiative called #Enough is enough aiming to take action against hate crimes nationwide against Asian communities to raise awareness in response to violence and by donating meals to those in need, such as Asian elders and communities of color with evil served.
“By providing free meals to underserved people, we believe that unity and love should never be lost in times of crisis,” the group said. Give butter fundraising page read.
Participating restaurants include Madame Vo, Ho Foods, Win Son, Mala Project, Junzi Kitchen, 886, Fishcheeks and a number of others pledging to serve meals for the shelters with funds raised. The target when the initiative launched on Friday was $ 25,000 and he has already exceeded that amount, getting $ 40,475 on Monday afternoon.
Donations will cover the cost of ingredients and the delivery of food. All donors will receive a link to participate in a virtual cooking class led by a chef, Lunar Banquet for Uncle Vicha, named after 84-year-old Thai man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, who died last month. after being assaulted during a violent attack while walking in San Francisco, Food and wine reported.
Northern California Police are taking action against recent attacks on the Asian community. Alameda County Prosecutor Nancy O’Malley last week set up a special response unit amid violent crimes against Asians in San Francisco declaring at a press conference that “the rapid increase in criminal acts targeting members of the Asian community, especially Chinese Americans, who live and work in Alameda County, is intolerable.”
Danielle Wallace contributed to this report