About Us

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, our kitchen is serving free, fresh meals packed with steamed rice, meat, and vegetables to our most at-risk communities.


Our Story

To alleviate some of the stressors caused by the pandemic, we wanted to give our most vulnerable community members a comfort they can rely on. What better comfort than your favorite rice dish?

Our operation began with free hot coffee and cup noodles when NY PAUSE first took effect. As the COVID-19 crisis exacerbates issues surrounding homelessness and financial insecurity, we aim to serve our communities with dignity and compassion. As manager Patrick Mock told NBC News, "In a pandemic... you've got to step up a little more and if I need to do that right now, this is what I need to do." Today, we feed hundreds of people on a daily basis through our storefront donations, doorstep deliveries, and midnight meals for the incredible medical staff at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

"I love the meals I get every week. They always deliver wearing masks and gloves, so I feel very comfortable with them. With all my doctor’s appointments, I’m grateful for a meal I don’t need to worry about." - Jadey Lee


Meet the Team

Led by manager Patrick Mock, our volunteer team of tried-and-true New Yorkers are tackling hunger head on to feed communities in need.


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Patrick Mock

Manager

A man of few words, but loads of tofu pudding. Lives by a social contract to give as much heart to his community as they've given to him.

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Tony Chen

Owner

Humble hero who is too busy to write his own bio. Feeding people by the thousands, day in and day out!

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Chef Keung

Dim Sum Chef

Unsung champion of the people who is too busy to write his own bio. Here to keep New Yorkers fed.

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Sid Mo

Right Hand Man

If modesty is a virtue, then call him a saint! Too busy holding down the shop to write his own bio.

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Jenny Low

District Leader

A long-time resident of Lower Manhattan and a fervent volunteer. She has been at the forefront of many challenges that we faced since she was a teenager. Favorite dish: sausage roll!

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Yuh-Line Niou

Assembly Member

Proud to represent a vibrant neighborhood and support small businesses! Likely to be found refilling hand sanitizers at all hours of the night.

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Kristen Chang

Project Coordinator

Recent graduate from Wellesley College with a degree in International Relations/ Political Science. NY native with a penchant for people and performing.

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Stephanie Yoon

Software Engineer

Rising senior studying Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. NYC native, music enthusiast, fraternal twin.

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Sarah Yoon

Software Engineer

Rising senior studying Computer Science with a minor in Gender Studies at Harvard University. NYC native, dance enthusiast, fraternal twin.