This week, Christie chats with Nicole Tang and Kevin Chu about their work with Meals for Unity, a nonprofit uniting communities by working with local chefs, businesses, and volunteers to provide meals to the elderly AAPI community in NYC’s Chinatown. In response to the rise of anti-Asian violence, Nicole and Kevin discuss building relationships with the community, despite language and technological barriers, to overcome food insecurity and poverty levels and express love through food.
Kevin Chu (he/him) is a Southern Texas kid living in the Big Apple trying to break the Asian Model Minority stereotypes on a corporate and community level. Connect with Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Tang (she/her) is a tech girly, music enthusiast, world traveler, dog lover, and a marathon runner. When she’s not doing any of the above, she’s raising awareness in the AAPI community as the Director of External Relations and Director of Ecommerce at Meals for Unity. Connect with Nicole at email@example.com
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Bridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care in NYC.
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