The president of Kin On’s board of directors, Stella Leong, is being credited with the massive success of this summer’s Asian Counseling and Referral Food Bank (ACRS) food drive. $312,000 was raised, including a $100,000 match from the CenturyLink Foundation. The 2016 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive, held June 6-17, supported 24 food banks in Washington.
Leong, who is now retired from CenturyLink, had the idea five years ago to encourage members of CenturyLink’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN) to donate during the food drive window so that employee donations could be matched and raise more money to support ACRS. ACRS held its annual Walk for Rice on June 25.