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donates meals to local
Photos courtesy of Asians in America
BY BENJAMIN MANDILE
A Flushing grassroots organization
founded by state Assembly candidate
Steven Lee donated 600 meals this
past weekend to area first responders
and frontline workers and plans to donate
another 600 meals this upcoming
Asians in America (AiA) teamed
up with local restaurants and business
leaders to create meals with
participation from seven area establishments.
The group donated these
meals to the 109th Precinct, Flushing
Hospital Medical Center, NewYork-
Presbyterian Queens and local fire
“Flushing is a microcosm of New
York City and its spirit,” said Lee, the
founder of Asians in America. “The
Flushing community has given so
much to me and I am honored to do my
part in serving and investing in this
AiA plans to continue its efforts
for first responders by delivering 250
meals per a day and expanding its outreach
to people who are unable to access
fresh food at this time. People in
need can sign up for a free meal and
AiA will contact them to schedule a
time for a delivery.
The efforts are funded by donations
and the group has set up a Go Fund
Me to collect donations. The first 1200
meals were funded by a local real estate
development firm F&T Group.
AiA is looking for help from the
community including volunteers to deliver
the meals. Volunteers and donors
are encouraged to visit the organizations’
Facebook for more details.
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