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Your Stomach Loves Us and Go!Go! Curry! are Plating it Forward with 1,000 Servings of Japanese Curry to Stop the Hate One Belly at a Time

Rising above racial hostility, a non-profit initiative plans to heal hearts through no cost food events starting this August 15th-16th in New York City.

New York, NY – August 5, 2021 – Designed to give an alternative to the violence that has erupted toward Asian Americans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Your Stomach Loves Us (#YSLU) comes to the rescue. Assured that hate and hangriness needs to hit the skids, the initiative will feed the communities where hostile incidents have occurred; and they’ll do it free of charge. With a full-stop win/win, dishes like Filipino lumpia, Chinese baozi, Korean dukbokki, and Japanese curry will help chefs fight anti-Asian racist hate with the great equalizer – food. It’s the high road where it’s more than okay to stand armed in the streets with bento boxes. Welcome to practicality. Welcome to humanity on its best day. Can someone say, #dumplingpower?

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Before YSLU could kick off their events, they needed a partner that exemplified the YSLU message. Co-founder Karl Palma came through with just that, and he knew through their messaging of “genki (happiness)” on their website that Go!Go! Curry! was that partner. When asked about the partnership, Tomoko Omori, President and CEO of Go!Go! Curry! America said “our mission is to inspire the spirit of Genki (happy, healthy, fine, positive and energetic in Japanese) by delicious authentic Japanese comfort food. We are happy to work with YSLU to pay it forward by plating Japanese Katsu Curry forward”.

Greg Taniguchi, the founder of Your Stomach Loves Us, said of the campaign, “I’ve seen too many posts and videos recently of anti-Asian violent incidents. This time, I’m not simply closing my browser. I’m doing something about it. I want us on the ground in these walking communities where the incidents took place because that’s how you connect. The person you share food with could, one day, need you to watch their back. It’s bigger than color. It’s a practice of love.

Go!Go! Curry! Has 7 locations throughout New York city although Harlem will be the designated participating location (567 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027). Doors open at 12:00 pm and we hope to see all of New York City at Go!Go! Curry this coming August 15th-16th, Sunday and Monday (these days were chosen so that both 9 to 5 and service industry workers would be able to swing by).

With GoFundMe contributions (YSLU was also 1 of only 4 to be awarded $5,000 by GoFundMe), pop-ups from New York to San Francisco will serve curated cultural dishes to people who need to remember that love matters. Served at no cost to the communities where anti-Asian violence has recently occurred, YSLU organizers need financial support to “help fill

people’s bellies with some luv’n.” They call for support to turn the 3,800 racist incidents into an opportunity for local restaurants and the people they feed. With a “plate it forward approach,” YSLU will target residents and restaurateurs in New York, San Francisco, to Los Angeles. https://gofund.me/6613669c

At Go Go Curry! group, we have over 75 locations in Japan, 1 in Brazil and 7 stores in the United States. “Go” means five in Japanese and moving forward in English. Our first store opened near Times Square in 2007. We now have 6 other stores in New York City and 1 in Cambridge, MA. We would like to continue expanding Go Go Curry nationwide in the USA and Canada. gogocurryamerica.com

Co-founder and owner-operator of KarlsBalls Takoyaki in NYC said, “If we get cut, we bleed the same color. If only the people attacking our elders and community realized there’s a little bit of themselves in every person. And by creating harm, in reality, they’re hurting themselves.”

For more information and to support the campaign, visit

https://www.yourstomachlovesus.com.
About Your Stomach Loves Us: Your Stomach Loves Us is a non-profit initiative that hopes to

address anti-Asian racial hate through food events in communities hard hit by the pandemic.

GoFundMe Link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/your-stomach-loves-us?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_m edium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

Imagery:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xPyphUG_0tO9n1jbXafwePiOLX15chlU?usp=sharing

Contact:
Greg Taniguchi
Founder, Your Stomach Loves Us
hello.yslu@gmail.com

Website: https://www.yourstomachlovesus.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/yourstomachlovesus/


Your Stomach Loves Us Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Stop the Hate One Belly at a Time

Rising above racial hostility, a non-profit initiative hopes to heal hearts through food starting early to mid-May this year. 

New York, NY – April 16, 2021 – Designed to give an alternative to the violence that has erupted toward Asian Americans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Your Stomach Loves Us (#YSLU) comes to the rescue. Assured that hate and hangriness needs to hit the skids, the initiative will feed the communities where hostile incidents have occurred; and they’ll do it free of charge. With a full-stop win/win, dishes like Filipino lumpia, Chinese baozi, Korean dukbokki, and Japanese takoyaki will help chefs fight anti-Asian racist hate with the great equalizer – food. It’s the high road where it’s more than okay to stand armed in the streets with bento boxes. Welcome to practicality. Welcome to humanity on its best day. Can someone say, #dumplingpower?

Greg Taniguchi, the founder of Your Stomach Loves Us, said of the campaign, “I’ve seen too many posts and videos recently of anti-Asian violent incidents. This time, I’m not simply closing my browser. I’m doing something about it. I want us on the ground in these walking communities where the incidents took place because that’s how you connect. The person you share food with could, one day, need you to watch their back. It’s bigger than color. It’s a practice of love.”

With GoFundMe contributions, pop-ups from New York to San Francisco will serve curated cultural dishes to people who need to remember that love matters. Served at no cost to the communities where anti-Asian violence has recently occurred, YSLU organizers need financial support to “help fill people’s bellies with some luv’n.” They call for support to turn the 3,800 racist incidents into an opportunity for local restaurants and the people they feed. With a pay it forward approach, YSLU will target residents and restaurateurs in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver. The first event will happen in New York City early to mid-May, and recurring events will follow throughout the state. Tips, donations, and the profits from promotional products will fund all future events. But, right now, Your Stomach Loves Us needs contributors’ monetary help as well as expertise and knowledge about how to support and rebuild communities.

Co-founder and owner-operator of KarlsBalls Takoyaki in NYC said, “If we get cut, we bleed the same color. If only the people attacking our elders and community realized there’s a little bit of themselves in every person. And by creating harm, in reality, they’re hurting themselves.”

 For more information and to support the campaign, visit https://www.yourstomachlovesus.com.

About Your Stomach Loves Us:
Your Stomach Loves Us is a non-profit initiative that hopes to address anti-Asian racial hate through food events in communities hard hit by the pandemic.

GoFundMe Link:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/your-stomach-loves-us?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer 

Contact:
Greg Taniguchi
Founder, Your Stomach Loves Us
hello.yslu@gmail.com

 Website:
https://www.yourstomachlovesus.com

Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/yourstomachlovesus/

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