Photo Stories: • Covid-19 - Seattle's Chinatown: ICHS-053020-2022

A gymnasium is transformed into an area where staff and volunteers packed bags of groceries to be distributed to seniors throughout King County at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle, Wash. on May 30, 2021. Approximately 2,250 meals and 2,250 grocery bags were prepared each week, delivered Monday through Friday. The vast majority of meals and bagged groceries went to AAPI elders. Many of them live in the CID; however, King County Access Transportation and various community groups help to deliver to isolated and homebound elders all over King County. Volunteer drivers from over 20 organizations delivered the meals. Says Liza Javier, communications manager at ACRS, “We wanted to provide healthy meals and groceries to elders during the pandemic while ensuring they could remain safe at home.” (photos by Karen Ducey)

A gymnasium is transformed into an area where staff and volunteers packed bags of groceries to be distributed to seniors throughout King County at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle, Wash. on May 30, 2021. Approximately 2,250 meals and 2,250 grocery bags were prepared each week, delivered Monday through Friday. The vast majority of meals and bagged groceries went to AAPI elders. Many of them live in the CID; however, King County Access Transportation and various community groups help to deliver to isolated and homebound elders all over King County. Volunteer drivers from over 20 organizations delivered the meals. Says Liza Javier, communications manager at ACRS, “We wanted to provide healthy meals and groceries to elders during the pandemic while ensuring they could remain safe at home.” (photos by Karen Ducey)