Chinese American Hero Feeds Over 100 Homeless Daily Since New Years in SF

Chinese American Hero Feeds Over 100 Homeless Daily Since New Years in SF

April 23, 2020
A good samaritan has taken it upon himself and his volunteers to provide meals to the homeless in the Tian Delong (Tenderloin) District in downtown San Francisco.
George Lam, head of the L.F. George Christian Foundation, has been independently funding over a hundred lunchboxes in the area daily since the start of the year. 
Photo via L.F. George Christian Foundation
From Monday-Saturday at around 1 p.m., members of his volunteer team distribute about 120 hot meals to the homeless in just 15 minutes. In addition to the meals, the volunteers also distributed water and masks to the meal recipients for some protection against the spread of COVID-19.
Subscribe to
NextShark's Newsletter

A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.

Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.

It is hard daily work that goes unnoticed for most in the city, but means a great deal to those it feeds every day.
Volunteers spend two hours cooking and packing every morning to keep the meals warm and fresh for the people. A meal box typically includes bread, carrots, broccoli, fried chicken, and condiments. 
Photo via L.F. George Christian Foundation
While the elderly philanthropist admits that there is not enough to feed all the homeless in the area, he intends to continue the daily meal delivery for the hundred or more needy people throughout the year.
According to him, it is his team’s way of expressing their love to the homeless population in the community. He noted that those who have been receiving lunch for a long time even try to express their thanks in Chinese, a gesture that makes him very happy.
Lam’s generosity goes back years. In the past few years, he has previously joined the Salvation Army and the Christ Church of Bay Area to distribute meals to low-income communities on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. After a joint project that provided meals to the homeless one day a week with the Salvation Army last year, Lam decided to do more by making the meal delivery on a daily basis this year.
Feature Image supplied by L.F. George Christian Foundation
      Ryan General

      Ryan General is a Senior Reporter for NextShark




      Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.

      Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.

      We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.

      © 2023 NextShark, Inc. All rights reserved.