KYCC COVID-19 Response — Hot Meals for Koreatown Elders


Food Delivery Donors


Abigail Stone Adrian Calderon Ahree Song Albert Jang Albert Lee
Alex Choi Alena Kim Alex Chen Alex Christy Alex Dwyer
Alex Hughes Alice Okumura Alicia Phang Alina Moffat Alma Martinez
Amanda Chakaroe  Amy Nam  An Bui Andrew Jorgensen Andrew Jun
Angela Yoon  Angie Kim Anissa Zoelle Ann Son Woods Anna Hwang
Anonymous (52!) Anna Hwang Anthony Van Eaton Arnold Kim Ashley Liu
Augusta Soeryadjaya        



Bank of America Bera Roh  Berna Senemoglu Blanca Padilla Brian Minwoo Kim
Brian Pak Brittni Coleman      



Cameron Smith Camille Revilla Claire Vela Cristian Jerez Chelsea Trinh
Chris Dalton Christine Lee Chung Uk Lee Cindy MT Claire Vela
Clara Kim Claudio Rodriguez Coco Chen Connor Tse Cooke Sunoo
Cristiana Park Crystal Stewart      



Daejoon Kim Dan Monick Dana Weiser Daniel Kim  Daniel Lee
Darlene Minas David Kim David Zayas Dawn Henry Dean Saehyung Shim
Debbie Fong Dee Yeh Deepinder Sahni Diana Lee Duff Ferguson
Dylan Sittig        



Edison Park Elizabeth Cates Elizabeth Cordoba Elizabeth Imperial Ellen Beatty
Emily Shin Eric Lee Eric Tang Erica Suh Erwin Mendoza
Eun Seon Ha Eunice Jeon EunJi Yoo Evelyn Balderas  



Gina Cogswell Glena Donaghy Glenn Davis Glen Lim Grace Clark
Gwen Pham        



Harold Woo Harry Park Hee Seung Lee Henry Sim Home
Hyon Ro Hyoungjae Kim      



Ian Hwang Ingrid Jin Insoo S Park Irene Yim  



Jack Pfeiffer Jae Cho Jae Hee Lee Jae Hyun Choi Jae Jun Dokgo
Jake Kim Jason Jaco Jason Lee Jennifer Ahn Jennifer Hwang
Jennifer Kuida Jenny Yang Jessica Lee Jessica Man Ji Eun Lee
Jin Park Jitsujo Gauthier Joann Lee Joe Choi John Garduno
John Kim John Lee John Shahin Joo Yeon Kim Joonho Yeo
Joshua Baek Joyce Yeum Julie Phong  Juliet Oh Justin Won



K Freeman Lee Karen Koh Karen Manrique Karyn Blackburn Kaz Ando
Kevin Kim  Kil Son Cho Kimberly Del Cid Kimberly Wang Kristie Kao
Kyung Kim        



Lauren Bachman Lauren Choy Leilani Bituin-Belangue Leslie Diaz Lesly Lara
Lily Tsong Linda Baek Linda Wang Lisa Changadveja Lisa Ibrahim
Lucas Dam        



Magan Wiles Magnus Kim Marvin Cute Mary Kong Matthew Martindale
Maximilian Jo Michael Fong Michelle Cho Michelle Ng Michelle Olson
Miguel Unzueta Mihwa Song Minae Yu Myung Kim  



New Creation Church Nic Cha Kim      



Olivia Ting        



Pamela J Manzano Paulo Pagsambugan Pearl Rhee Peter Chung Peter Yu
PJ Martinez        



Rachel Lim Ralph Mendoza Raymond Dokgo Raymond Naval Rebekah Miller 
Rhonda Staver Robert Kwon Ryan Allen    



Sandra Lee Sarah Camacho Sarah Dahlen Sarah Phillips  Shannon Suh
So Y Lee So Youn Kim Song Cho Soo Kim Stephen Liu
Sug Jeong Sunni Won Susan Torf Suzy Husmann  



Taylor Eom Ted Kim Teddy Kapur Theodore Kim Tiffany Taylor
Tony Nguyen Tony Nguyen      



UCLA KASA UC Davis, Sigma Kappa Rho      



Victoria Hyun Victoria Yi Vivian Bazley    



Wansun Song Wayne Mello Wendy Egyoku Nakao Wendy Lee  Will Kim
Will Tae        



Yancy Mauricio Yong Kim  Young Lee Youngjae Sung Yuho Kim
Yuki Armstrong Yun Kook Chang      


Food Delivery Volunteers

Participating Restaurants

Joshua Lee Arado
Miles Kim Parr Caffé Concerto
John Noh Denny’s
Minji Kang Gonjiam Restaurant
Kimngan Nguyenle Mamas International
Sola Lee Nam Won Gol
Jonathan Mendez Olympic Cheonggukjang
Mimi Tomas Paseo Chapin
  Un Solo Sol


KYCC launched an emergency COVID-19 food delivery program and fundraising campaign in Koreatown. #KYCC❤️KTOWN will bring hot meals and groceries to isolated seniors and medically compromised residents. 

Program partners include: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Sterling Bank & Trust, Hanmi Bank, Councilmember Herb Wesson (CD10), Councilmember David Ryu (CD4), and Councilmember Gil Cedillo (CD1).

“With the “Safer-at-Home” order in effect in Los Angeles, we have fielded hundreds of requests from across the Koreatown community,” says KYCC Executive Director Johng Ho Song. “Our elders do not have access to food and supplies. Our businesses—the mom-and-pop restaurants that make up the heart of this community—were hit early and hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The outpouring of support has matched the calls for assistance. Through this coordinated effort, KYCC mobilized all of our available resources, from our hardworking staff to our community partners and stakeholders, to expedite this critical food drive and delivery program to our most vulnerable population. But this is equally an endeavor to support our local small businesses through this crisis.” 

As funds and supplies increase, KYCC intends to expand the program to include more restaurant participants and delivery recipients. 

With support from our longstanding government, corporate and community partners, KYCC will purchase hot meals from neighborhood restaurants that have been deeply impacted by government-mandated closures.

Meals will be delivered three times a week to limited-income seniors in Koreatown. KYCC staff and volunteers are delivering the meals and goods, while adhering to strict COVID-19 health guidelines. 

In addition to the prepared meal delivery, KYCC will also deliver a bag of groceries and basic supplies, such as hand sanitizer, soap and toilet paper, once a week. 

“From supporting seniors to small businesses to providing childcare services and low-income housing, KYCC is helping to take care of our most vulnerable neighbors and hardest-hit mom-and-pop restaurants during these unprecedented times,” says Councilmember Herb Wesson. “We’re proud to partner with KYCC as they expand their efforts to keep Koreatown healthy and whole as we confront this global crisis.”

“Part of KYCC’s mission is to serve the evolving needs of the Koreatown community,” says Councilmember David Ryu. “During the Coronavirus public health emergency, we are working quickly alongside KYCC to ensure that our elders and small businesses are not neglected, but rather provided with assistance and relief.”

“KYCC knows to quickly mobilize and assist our community in times of crisis. Their Community Economic Services developed in the wake of 1992 Los Angeles Riots, which devastated small businesses in the neighborhood. Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanmi Bank is proud to partner with KYCC to help those with the greatest needs,” says Hanmi Bank’s President Bonnie Lee.

Important resources, such as Census and tax information, and employment and tenancy rights, will also be included.

Elder participants will be interviewed and surveyed regularly by youth program participants in continuation of KYCC’s Intergenerational Initiative. 

An online fundraising campaign #KYCC❤️KTOWN is being launched to raise funds to provide for more small business and elder support in Koreatown. $10=One Hot Meal/Grocery Bag. (Website: )

Food items already donated include: 2,000 pounds of rice (Anonymous), 3,000 bananas (Chiquita Brands International), 100 Hot Meals (Island Restaurants), 26 boxes of diapers, and hundreds of care packages from Hwarang Youth Foundation and Karsh Center.