April 30, 2020
Suzie Suh is a longtime and committed supporter of KYCC, and has been the agency’s Master of Ceremonies at several of our Annual Benefit Concerts held at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. She reported on KYCC’s emergency COVID-19 food delivery program and fundraising campaign in Koreatown that began in April. #KYCCKTOWN has brought hundreds of hot meals and groceries to isolated seniors and medically compromised residents.
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“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.