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5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South
27 years ago, Herb and Bertha Tsuchiya and Sam Mitsui organized the first Walk for Rice to fight hunger in the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Each year since, Herb and Sam have continued to cultivate a community that has resulted in two and a half generations of people who make this event an annual family tradition. Today, over a thousand people gather at Seward Park each year on the last Saturday in June to take part in the Walk for Rice to support our Chinatown-International District food bank!
Walk for Rice is a family and pet-friendly event features lion dancing, a martial arts demonstration, Japanese taiko drumming and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team, before a 2.5-mile walk/run around Seward Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with the event.
The Nonprofit Partner that this event supports: Asian Counseling and Referral Center
Why you are needed: Asian Counseling and Referral Service promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other under-served communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services. The ACRS food bank is the only food bank in Washington State that regularly distributes foods that cater to Asian American and Pacific Islander diets, including healthy and nutritious staples like rice, tofu, soy milk, noodles, canned proteins and produce.
Age Requirement: 18+