Pledge a Day #ChopstickstoHeroes


please note that we decided to stop receiving donation. With your tremendous support, the campaign can feed frontliners and needed till mid of May. Our further step is to back to our root and support restaurants for the possible release of dining in restriction. 

Once again - grateful for your support! Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook - ChineseRestaurantAwards to see all amazing collective donation from the participated restaurants. 


Local Asian restaurants and the Chinese Restaurants Awards are coming together to support front line health care workers. Your contribution will help provide emergency meal boxes to health care facilities across the Lower Mainland.

Pledge a Day! $1000 CDN will provide 200 meals to one or two health care facilities. Show your support for our front line health care workers! Make a donation now. #Chopstickstoheros


We are also doing fundraising offline with friends and families -
Check out our updates of the offline $ fundraised :)

CAD 5 per meal box for buying the meal. 100% crowdfunded will go to buy the meal boxes. Organizer will cover the admin and transaction cost of gofundme. Recommend to donate at least $20 per transaction.


The beginning of #ChopstickstoHeroes 

These are dark times, and the Greater Vancouver’s food and beverage industry has been one of the worst-hit by the COVID-19 disruptions. Chinese restaurants have even faced the large drop in sales since the end of January. Yet, when there’s darkness, there must be light.

Frontline health care workers have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Local Asian restaurants have decided to band together and offer a bit of solace: a nutritious and satisfying meal. This campaign is also to relay the effort from restaurants that have already been donating meals.

With an inseparable relationship with the restaurant industry, Chinese Restaurant Awards has co-created the Chopsticks to Vancouver Health Care Heroes #ChopstickstoHeroes campaign with contributors and participating restaurants. The first donation by 30 restaurants, consists of 1,500 nutritious dinner meals with vegetarian options, will be sent to health care workers at the Vancouver General Hospital this April.

More about Pledge a Day crowdfunding goal +++++++++++

Due to overwhelming request and response, and also generous donation inquiry from public, we decided to launch “Pledge a Day” crowdfunding program of #ChopstickstoHeroes. General public can now support our efforts in providing food to the frontline health care heroes during this challenging time. The initiative will also help the local restaurant industry. Keep them busy.

Next to help:
Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
UBC Hospital Purdy Pavilion long term care
Royal Columbian Hospital
Richmond Hospital  (waiting protocol and procedure)
Burnaby Hospital (waiting protocol and procedure)

Our priority is to work with restaurants which may have encountered more financial crisis, cannot receive rent relief, and/or those who voluntarily sign up for the meal program. We will work with any restaurants which can deliver healthy meals, not just specialized in Chinese cuisine. 

There is also this self-motivated crowdfunding option: 
Please contact the awards if you choose this option 
– CAD 1,000 can help provide 200  emergency food box meals at one or two health care facilities for one day. You can crowdfund with your friends and families.
– Direct payment transaction with the preferred or the Awards’ designated restaurant/eatery.

// Our goal is to simplify the procedure and ensure responsive action to the meal request from health care facilities and frontline. This is a crowdfunding scheme solely.  Since the Awards is not a registered charity organization, we cannot issue a charitable tax receipt. 

If we will have to discontinue the campaign one day - all the rest of fund will go to Feedthefrontline , another amazing crowdfunding campaign of meal donation to frontlines, and helping our local restaurants :)

We are grateful for the indefatigable and selfless efforts from health care heroes combating the pandemic. We’ll get through this together.

Follow us on Instagram - we have IG story update there if you want a daily dose of #ChopstickstoHeroes happiness
Instagram ChineseRestaurantAwards 
Facebook ChineseRestaurantAwards 
Twitter @CRADiningguide


This crowdfunding initiative is co-created with Chef Xin Mao, Mr. Jason Yang, Mr. Alex Wang. Special thanks to their support. 

Special thanks to Fantuan for helping on delivery and promoting the fundraising as well.


Rae Kung
Richmond, BC

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