Providing healthy food to our community

The Chinatown YMCA partners with the SF-Marin Food Bank to distribute healthy food to 135 households each week. We rely on individual and group volunteers to help staff the pantry each week so that we may help these families in need. Started in April 2015, the program at the Chinatown Y has grown from serving 80 families to over 180 each week with the hopes to grow even bigger to meet the needs of our community. 


Monica Lai
(415) 748-3548

Monica leads the Chinatown bilingual membership staff, as well as oversees senior programming, branch marketing and communications, as well as the Immigrant Support Center team. Monica is dedicated to her staff and is a supportive and motivating leader. She is devoted to serving her community and nurturing Chinatown's growth to it's highest potential. Monica has worked for the YMCA since the Chinatown branch re-opened in 2010. 

Megan Conklin
(415) 748-3571

Megan has been a YMCA staff member since 2014, when she started as an After School Program Leader at Spring Valley Elementary. Currently Megan works in communication as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, as well as the Chinatown Y Community Programs Art instructor. Megan is passionate about art and she is devoted to the Y's cause. She is inspired by the creativity of her students, the dedication of our volunteers and the richness of Chinatown's culture.