On November 26, 2015 we joined a local shop in Nha Trang in handing out meals to poor families. Every month, local shop owner Phuong Anh organizes a charity food kitchen at her clothing alterations shop in Nha Trang. Poor families in the area line up and take home packaged meals to their families. Phuong Anh pays most of the costs herself, and we were very happy to contribute to this month’s meals. Our coordinators Loan and Nhan volunteered with the cooking, distribution, and cleaning-up. We first met Phuong Anh many years ago when we were living in Nha Trang, and Phuong Anh was actually Khanh’s teacher during her tailoring apprenticeship. Khanh now runs Neighborhood Alterations in Portland. It felt great to reconnect with Phuong Anh and join her in this wonderful endeavor.

Thank you!