Welcome, Homies

Bridging the Divide Through People’s Stomachs

We need you to help fill people’s bellies with some luv’n because you know, you can not have a lot of hate in you, when you have a belly full of food made with love. Nothing says that better than lumpia (Philippines), baozi (Chinese), dukbokki (Korean), takoyaki (Japanese), to a lot more from around the world because this is not just an Asian thing.

We want to turn the *3,800 incidents of anti-Asian racist incidents into a win-win opportunity

We want to be on the ground in these walking communities where these incidents took place because we believe that is how you connect with a community.

Providing support for communities hit hard by the pandemic is our primary goal, We trust that the simple gesture of sharing a satisfying, no-cost meal will bring communities together.

A good dumpling has that power. And then some. #dumplingpower

*NBCNews, March 16th, 2021 data is based on the “Stop AAPI Hate National Report.”

NYC, August 15th-16th: YSLU and Go!Go! Curry America are Serving Up 1,000 servings of Japanese Curry and Deep-Fried Chicken Cutlet.

Our first planned event will take place in New York City on August 15th-16th (Sunday and Monday), 2021. This event is in collaboration with Go!Go! Curry! America at their Harlem location at 567 W. 125th St. (at Broadway), New York, NY 10027

On Sunday and Monday, YSLU and Go!Go! Curry will be dedicating their operations to this special 2-day event. The menu will be limited to a medium sized curry with a deep-fried chicken cutlet (katsu curry), and shredded cabbage.

We Would Also Like to Thank Our Volunteers and All of You For Your Donations

We have a long list of individuals who made this all happen from food distributors, donors, to everybody who are graciously volunteering their time to work the 2-day event.

Our Side Hustle

We are primarily only two individuals, Greg Taniguchi (a 4th generation Japanese American who had lived in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, to Denver) and Karl Palma (a 2nd generation Filipino American out of New York). We both do this on the side because we know not everybody has it easy, and the pandemic did not make it any easier.

We started this non-profit initiative with the aid of our friends and colleagues because spreading goodwill is what we need more of during this time.

Plate it Forward

Not only do we want to feed the community, but we are also committed to doing whatever we can to assist the entire food/restaurant community. We intend on doing that through our ‘pay it forward’ approach; the Law of Abundance exists in word and deed, and we believe that supporting others is a consistent ‘win-win.’

We Were 1 of Only 4 Recipients Awarded $5,000 by GoFundMe

When we were asked to speak to the staff at GoFundMe via Zoom, we did not expect the CEO to present us with $5,000. When we launched our initiative, we did not expect or think we would be acknowledged, but because of the wonderful staff at GoFundMe, they have helped us achieve our funding goal.

Hit Us Up If You Would Like to Contribute Product or Expertise:

Food product (raw goods).
Disposable containers to utensils.
Printing services for collateral from stickers to flags and banners.
We also need your expertise, if you are an accountant, lawyer (or an attorney), to a pro at feeding people through events and non-profits.

hello.YSLU@gmail.com

Stay Connected:

22.6M

The number of Asian Americans in the U.S. as of 2018
(United States Census Bureau)

3

The large majority of Asians can be found in Los Angeles (1.8m), New York (1.8m), and the San Francisco Bay Area (1.6m)

1763

Is the earliest recorded history of Asians in North America. They were known as the “Louisiana Manila men” who were Filipino sailors.
(PBS.org)

Want to volunteer?

It takes a community and people to make things happen. From behind a keyboard to get the word out, to physically helping at events throughout cities and towns and communities across the United States.

Are you a business?

The last year has been an extremely difficult one for many businesses because of the pandemic, and we are here to assist you with getting yourself back into the kitchen through fund-raising and exposure.

Foods From Around the World at No Cost

We curate dishes from an array of businesses to reflect the culture of the people and the countries they represent.

Get all the details on everything we are up to by following us on Instagram/YourStomachLovesUs

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Fighting Hate and Hangriness One Stomach at a Time.”