On the Frontlines: Stir-Fry Meals on Wheels

Volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.

By TuAnh Dam and Caroline Chen

Homecrest Community Services, a non-profit organization that runs two centers for seniors in Brooklyn, shut down in March with the rest of the city to limit the spread of coronavirus. But Don Lee, the chairman, realized that many of the now home bound seniors, many of them Chinese, were unable to get food. So his team began to work with a restaurant to deliver more than 300 meals a day to seniors, highlighting a bond between volunteers and the seniors that has long been rooted in the Asian community.

This small piece has been updated for clarification. If you’d like to contribute to the group’s efforts, you can go to their fundraising page


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