Local Food Pantry
The Chinatown YMCA partners with the SF-Marin Food Bank to distribute healthy food to 200 households each week during the regular year. Since the Shelter in Place order, the Y has expanded it's food pantry services to supporting 560 households each week. Y staff are also assisting SF-Marin Food Bank at pop-up pantries and other food pantries around Chinatown to do our part to help our community.
SFUSD Meal Distribution
Student Nutrition Services is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry and will provide free meals to all children in San Francisco while schools are closed. Free grab and go meals are available to pick up on Monday and Wednesday at the Chinatown YMCA. On Monday, we serve 2 days worth of breakfast, lunch and supper, and on Wednesday we serve 3 days worth of breakfast, lunch, and supper. Each bag includes meals such as cereal and muffins for breakfast; sandwiches and pupusas for lunch; pizza and burritos for supper; fresh fruit, vegetables and milk.
• No identification or proof of school enrollment is required.
• Adults can pick up meals for children without a child present.
• Up to 4 bags per person will be provided.
• Shelf-stable meals will also be available.
• Families will not need to enter the building for pick-up.
At Home Meal Delivery
It can be difficult for seniors to receive the nutrition that they need, especially when it is difficult for them to get out of their homes. Self-Help for the Elderly, offers home delivered meals to ensure that seniors get the nutrition that they desperately need.
If you are interested in our home delivered meals, give Self-Help for the Elderly a call to see how our nutrition services have helped seniors throughout the San Francisco area.
Call for healthy volunteers who are willing to drive their own cars to deliver around 20 meals each day per volunteer to seniors.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 415-606-8111 ASAP (including weekend) if you are interested in volunteering.
Support Chinatown Restaurants
You may not be able to sit down inside, but many restaurants in Chinatown are offering take out meals and free delivery. Support these local businesses and keep them open during this time of emergency. Check out this list compiled by the Rose Pak Democratic Club, containing a number of open local restaurants providing delivery and take out.
Watch a video about how the Chinatown Y’s food bank is helping people in need
Stop Hate Campaign
Fighting Xenophobia In Our Community
What is XENOPHOBIA?
dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
Similar words; Racism, Racialism, Racial Hatred
As the current health situation continues, countries all over the world are taking large measures to slow the spread. In many places, people are responding with drastic actions, such as panic buying and hoarding supplies. Addition to these actions, a surge of unprecedented violence has erupted against the Asian community. In response, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council has launched the "Stop AAPI Hate" campaign and website, offering resources for reporting and combating xenophobia in the community.
If you have been a victim or witness to a hate crime or discriminatory incident where there was:
Asian American Federation (@AAFederation): In light of continuing attacks and violence against Asian Americans, download @AAFederation’s Stay Safe from Hate booklet in 5 Asian languages with strategies to stay safe. Share with your families and friends. Download FREE here → https://buff.ly/3f7ehr2
Helen Zia’s Washington Post Op-ed (@HelenZiaReal): “Targeting Asians and Asian Americans will make it harder to stop covid-19”: Read @HelenZiaReal op-ed to understand how the recent attacks against Asians and Asian Americans is a recurring theme in America, but that we can do better than this, and we have. https://wapo.st/2OXvkmD
Annie Anlin Cheng’s New York Times Op-Ed: “What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America”: Read Anne A. Cheng’s @nytimes Op-Ed to learn about the uncomfortable truth about how attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they suffered. https://nyti.ms/3vMA2Ea
NPR interview with Dale Minami: Educate yourself! @DaleMinami gives a lesson about the long history of anti-Asian discrimination and racism in the US on @npratc @NPR. From Chinese Exclusion to Muslim and Sikh discrimination after 9/11. https://n.pr/3cTxwTZ
Li Zhou’s Vox article on The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained: “Forever Foreigners” read @liszhou explanation of how this stereotype has been used for over a century to exclude, discriminate, and enact violence against Asian Americans. https://bit.ly/3c9ijiy
Pop Up YKids
We are all facing significant disruption to our daily lives. For those with no other options for childcare, we are offering Pop Up Y Kids at several YMCA locations.
Lessons Led by Chinatown Y Staff
Draw Piggy with Miss Mandy (Cantonese)
Mother's Day Coaster with Miss Mandy (Cantonese)