Food of Love and Tricommunity Solidarity
At this time of national crisis, when many in the United States are out of work and struggling to make ends meet, United Chinese Americans (UCA) is working with Chinese American partner organizations and other entities to launch the nationwide Food of Love Day. UCA has coordinated with Chinese American communities in all 50 states and more than 100 cities to donate food to the people and institutions hit hardest by the new coronavirus.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020 we held a special conference on COVID-19 relief efforts and hate crimes in the United States. The conference will first spotlight the achievements of its inaugural “Food of Love” program and then feature a panel dialogue between leaders from Chinese, Jewish, and African American communities.
When certain political leaders began inciting anti-Chinese sentiment with their racist and incendiary remarks, Chinese Americans all across the country became victims of hate crimes. Channeling Michelle Obama’s philosophy, “When they go low, we go high,” the Chinese American community decided to take the high road.