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30 Asian restaurants from across Metro Vancouver donate 1,500 meals to health care workers (MSJ)

Preparing meals for delivery for the #chopstickstoheroes campaign in Metro Vancouver (Photo credit: Vancouver Is Awesome)

They’re starting with 100 meals a day for 15 days, with plans in place to carry on to serve thousands more

This has been a challenging year – to say the least – for the Chinese Restaurant Awards in Vancouver. 

It’s the 12th year for the awards, which recognize the best in an array of categories of Metro Vancouver’s abundant Chinese restaurants, from both the diner and the critics’ perspectives. Just a few weeks ago, as Chinese restaurants were suffering from huge downturns in business due to rumours of COVID-19 infections, the Diners’ Choice voting phase opened up for this year’s awards.

After the inital round, the plan is to continue with donations of meals to more Metro Vancouver facilities, including Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, UBC Hospital Purdy Pavilion long term care, and Royal Columbian Hospital, as well as both Richmond Hospital and Burnaby Hospital – the latter two for which they are awaiting protocols for food donations.

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