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We Wok Together For Meals of Love 2021

CRF Sponsors Second Annual Charity Initiative Across the States


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For Immediate Release

Newark, California, April 26, 2021 — To celebrate the Asian American Heritage Month in May, the Chinese Restaurant Foundation(CRF) proudly sponsors its second annual charity initiative “We Wok Together” campaign with participating American Chinese restaurants across the states. In 2021 the charity program will continue to feature  “Meals of Love'' donations to those in need as the theme in 2020.

This year CRF encourages its member restaurants to set up a “Meals of Love Donation Wall” or a designated  posting board by their outdoor dining area or by the takeout pickup counter.  Between May 3 - May 10, 2021, CRF will purchase 10 lunch tickets from each of the participating member restaurants, and ask them to help post the “Meals of Love” tickets on the posting wall or donation board until the meals tickets are claimed by those in need, such as seniors living alone, a student forgot their school lunch or even someone who is between jobs. Once the donation wall is set up, the restaurant and/or the diners may also sponsor “Meals of Love“ tickets to be posted and claimed.

In every community across the U.S., Chinese restaurants have been well supported by their neighborhoods. Honoring the Asian American heritage month, and during a challenging time like this, it’s our turn to say thank you to our community.“CRF has allocated funding for the We-Wok-Together program and we expect to sponsor up to 100 restaurants to set up a Meals-of-Love Donation-Wall at each location, between now and next Monday” says Betty Xie, Executive Director of Chinese Restaurant Foundation.

From last year’s experience, many restaurant owners told CRF that many of their diners also joined to make donations and even employees volunteered to work for free to bring warm meals to frontline heroes and those in need in their neighborhoods. Restaurants can sign up to participate by visiting CRF’s website http://www.chineserestaurantfoundation.org and learn more about how to scale up their act of kindness to show appreciation to their neighborhood.


About The Chinese Restaurant Foundation

The Chinese Restaurant Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to enriching communication among its member restaurants, and aiming to unify and promote the development of the American Chinese restaurant industry by funding charity events and educational seminars to its member restaurants across the states. More information can be found at www.ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org

CRF is tied closely with Chinese Restaurant News, a monthly trade publication founded in 1995 to inform Chinese-speaking restaurateurs of foodservice industry news and trends.

Media Contact

Betty Xie

CRF Executive Director

Betty@ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org