Photo Stories: • Covid-19 - Seattle's Chinatown: ICHS-052920-0810

May 29, 2020 - Chef Gustavo “Panda” Pineda, a volunteer at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), prepares chicken udon noodle soup in Seattle, Washington. Pineda had been laid off from his job at a restaurant due to the coronavirus shutting it down. Now he volunteers at ACRS everyday for the past three months. On this day he will six big woks of soup. Koway Ko who works with Panda in the kitchen explains why they volunteer, “I think it’s important for someone to just try to be the light in the dark. I think that’s what the world’s missing. If we all stand together, we’re so powerful. And it’s awesome.”  (photos by Karen Ducey)

May 29, 2020 - Chef Gustavo “Panda” Pineda, a volunteer at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), prepares chicken udon noodle soup in Seattle, Washington. Pineda had been laid off from his job at a restaurant due to the coronavirus shutting it down. Now he volunteers at ACRS everyday for the past three months. On this day he will six big woks of soup. Koway Ko who works with Panda in the kitchen explains why they volunteer, “I think it’s important for someone to just try to be the light in the dark. I think that’s what the world’s missing. If we all stand together, we’re so powerful. And it’s awesome.” (photos by Karen Ducey)