On the day before Thanksgiving, members and friends of the Seattle – International District Rotary Club helped pick up and deliver groceries and hot meals to hundreds of residents across the Chinatown-International District neighborhood (CID). Seattle-ID club members Judy Ginn, David Della, David Goldsmith, and Henry Wong along with Bethany Burton and Meghan Cannon from Washington Alarm volunteered alongside other organizations and community supporters. This work was in support of coordinated efforts between Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) and Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Agency (SCIDpda) to provide weekly grocery and meal deliveries to CID residents in need. These critical grocery and meal deliveries have been ongoing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
If you are interested in supporting these organizations with providing no-contact grocery and meal deliveries to CID residents, please email Club President, Henry Wong [email protected], or Membership Chair and SCIDpda Board Member, David Della [email protected], for more info. Volunteers are needed to either pickup groceries/meals and drive them to designated CID buildings or to meet the drivers in the CID and make door-to-door deliveries inside the buildings (delivery carts and PPE provided). Volunteer support is needed each Friday from 11am-1pm and on two special Wednesdays of holiday weeks (Dec 23rd and Dec 30th).