June 18: Walk for Rice raises more than $160,000 for ACRS food bank

Participants walk (or run!) for rice at the 21st annual fundraiser.

About 600 people braved the rain and cold weather to attend Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)’s 21st Annual Walk for Rice at Seward Park. To accommodate demand, ACRS set their event fundraising goal at $200,000. The community responded and raised more than $160,000 for the ACRS Food Bank to purchase rice and other Asian staples, and donations continue to come in.

ACRS operates the only food bank in Washington state that distributes Asian Pacific American (APA) staples weekly. The food bank, located in Seattle’s historic International District, distributes foods to low-income APAs and other marginalized populations on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Last year, it distributed 1.4 million pounds of food and more than 70,000 3-pound bags of rice, to individuals and families in need. ♦

One Response to “June 18: Walk for Rice raises more than $160,000 for ACRS food bank”

  1. karl says:

    we really need to address the rice problems in SEA – its a grave food security concern

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