Feed + Fuel Chinatown

To support Chinatown, Seniors and SRO Residents

Your donation will support SF Chinatown restaurants to feed vulnerable residents living in Single Room Occupancy hotels (SROs) and public housing.

Feed + Fuel Chinatown Goals:
(1) Fund shuttered legacy restaurants to reopen and get employees back to work.

(2) Provide up to 1,600 meals a day to vulnerable residents in SROs and public housing, through partnerships with Self Help for the Elderly and SF New Deal.

(3) Reduce disease transmission in SROs (Chinatown’s congregate housing) by minimizing the need to cook in communal kitchens.

CCDC’s COVID-19 Response:
We have shifted our organizational work plan to make reduction of disease transmission in Chinatown SROs and public housing our highest priority. Our plan:
(1) Decrease the use of communal kitchens: Feed + Fuel Chinatown program is a responsive initiative created to protect our most vulnerable population who find physical distancing to be nearly impossible to practice. We have launched three food security programs:
  • Community Kitchen Meal Take-out Program: CCDC is partnering with New Asia Restaurant to provide 700 take-out meals for SRO families, 5 days a week.
  • Senior Meal Delivery Program: CCDC is partnering with Self Help for the Elderly to deliver hot meals to approximately 300 seniors living in our SROs, 5 days a week.
  • Voucher Meal Take Out Program: CCDC is purchasing vouchers from a variety of Chinatown legacy restaurants to distribute to SRO residents who do not qualify for the above two meal programs.

(2) Help seniors in Chinatown’s Ping Yuen and other public housing buildings to shelter in place: CCDC is partnering with SF New Deal, Far East Café, and Capital Restaurant to deliver 300-600 meals a day to public housing seniors, 5 days a week.

(3) Decrease risk of disease infection while using shared bathrooms in SROs:
  • We’ve tripled our daily cleaning schedule and installed hand sanitizer dispensers on every floor of our buildings.
  • We’ve created a deep-cleaning team to rapidly respond to any COVID-positive cases that arise.
  • Resources permitting, we plan to provide all our SRO residents with surgical masks.

Donations will fund direct payment to Chinatown legacy restaurants, the additional costs of implementing door to door delivery in SRO’s, and the personal protective equipment needed to keep our staff, volunteers, and residents safe while running this program.

Please make a donation to keep Chinatown safe, food secure, and economically vibrant, at this extremely difficult time. No contribution is too small. Please share this fundraiser page with your friends and family. Thank you.


By check made payable to Chinatown CDC and mark on the memo: “Feed + Fuel Chinatown”

All checks can be mailed to:
Chinatown Community Development Center
1525 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Attn: Office of Resource Development

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