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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Lauren Bachman||Lauren Choy||Leilani Bituin-Belangue||Leslie Diaz||Lesly Lara|
|Lily Tsong||Linda Baek||Linda Wang||Lisa Changadveja||Lisa Ibrahim|
|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|
|Pamela J Manzano||Paulo Pagsambugan||Pearl Rhee||Peter Chung||Peter Yu|
|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|
|Yancy Mauricio||Yong Kim||Young Lee||Youngjae Sung||Yuho Kim|
|Yuki Armstrong||Yun Kook Chang|
Food Delivery Volunteers
|Miles Kim Parr||Caffé Concerto|
|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.