Lan Lin is an 80 year old senior who lives in Burnaby.
Lin says that before COVID-19, she would go grocery shopping often and all by herself. However, during the pandemic, she finds shopping for two week’s worth of groceries hard. She does not own a car and transiting back and forth to Metrotown multiple times would make her tired.
When B.C.’s provincial government put lockdown restrictions under effect, Lin began using a paid private delivery service for her grocery needs. However, soon due to overwhelming requests for delivery in the Lower Mainland, she was put on a waitlist.
Lin had heard about the Asian Unification Project through a friend and reached out for help. She says she is more than grateful for the work that Chen and his network of youth are doing to serve the community elders during these difficult times.