Tso Chinese Delivery In Austin Aims To Raise $100K In Meals

Tony Cantu
·5 min read

AUSTIN, TX — Tso Chinese Delivery, will continue its commitment to feeding the Austin community this holiday season, with their latest #TsoGiving initiative which aims to donate $100,000 in meals, officials announced Friday.

For this new #TsoGiving campaign, Tso Chinese Delivery has partnered with seven local organizations in an effort to feed as many individuals in need as they can. The holiday campaign launches just in time for Thanksgiving, and will continue through the end of December 2020.

The holiday initiative is set to double what Tso Chinese Delivery has already given this year through #TsoGiving campaigns, officials noted. To date, #TsoGiving has donated more than $110,000 in meals to Austin residents in need, via contactless, curbside food drive-throughs and their #50kForTeachers campaign, which gave $50,000 to thank local educators, according to an advisory.

Tso Chinese Delivery, which became a registered B-Corp (Public Benefit Corporation) earlier this year, was honored by Austin Business Journal as one of this year's Inspiring Leaders, and also received an Austin A-List Award as a result of their dedication to the local community.

Tso Chinese Delivery will continue its commitment to feeding the Austin community this holiday season with their latest #TsoGiving campaign aimed at raising $100,000 worth of meals for the needy. Photo courtesy of Tso Chinese Delivery.

“In the spirit of the holidays, we felt it was essential to continue our #TsoGiving initiative into the holiday season, and continue to give back to our community,” Tso Chinese Delivery’s CEO, Min Choe, said in a prepared statement. “This year is even more challenging with Covid-19 remaining a prevalent force, and with many people still unemployed, so we partnered with local organizations that are already making an impact on feeding those in need, and work as a team to reach more people.”

Tso Chinese Delivery will continue its commitment to feeding the Austin community this holiday season with their latest #TsoGiving campaign aimed at raising $100,000 worth of meals for the needy. Photo courtesy of Tso Chinese Delivery.

#TsoGiving Partners:

  • Central Texas Food Bank: A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 38 years, the Central Texas Food Bank’s mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. They work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas.

  • Austin Asian Community Health Initiative (AACHI): AACHI aims to improve the health & well-being of Asians in Central Texas through advocacy, education, and support.

  • People’s Community Clinic: The mission of People’s Community Clinic is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect.

  • SAFE: SAFE is a Central Texas nonprofit committed to providing safety, stability, and healing to anyone who has experienced violence and abuse. Locally, they provide housing, support services, and prevention programs to stop the cycle of violence.

  • Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA): AFSSA is a nonprofit organization that exists to break the cycle of violence in Asian and Immigrant communities. AFSSA provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

  • Casa Marianella: Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. The organization’s ultimate vision is that all immigrants arriving in Austin will have safe housing and access to the services they need to be successful.

  • American Gateways: The mission of American Gateways is to champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education and advocacy.

“While putting together the TsoGiving Holiday Initiative we wanted to ensure that we focused on those in our community that were disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and believe these organizations reflect this goal,” Tso co-founder, Eunice Tsang said in a prepared statement. “We are honored to be partnering with them."

#TsoGiving is accepting donations via www.tsogiving.com with hopes of raising $35,000 in donations to assist in funding this campaign and continue its mission to provide meal assistance to those facing hunger in the city of Austin. For every $1 raised, #TsoGiving can donate $3 worth of meals. A donation can also be added to any food order placed at http://tsochinesedelivery.com.

About Tso Chinese Delivery

Tso Chinese Delivery is a delivery and carryout-only, quick service restaurant concept in Austin, TX. Offering online ordering, free delivery and a strict no-tipping policy, Tso offers one of the best, value-driven delivery services of fresh Chinese-American food, anywhere. Tso is able to execute this service by utilizing a virtual kitchen platform which focuses on online ordering -- no app necessary -- with the ability to track order progress on one’s computer or mobile phone. Since launching in Central Austin in 2017, they have since opened a second location in Fall 2019 in North Austin and will be following up with a third location in South Austin in 2020.

Visit http://tsogiving.com/ for more information and view the menu at http://tsochinesedelivery.com/. Follow along for updates on Twitter @tsodelivery and Instagram @tsochinesedelivery.

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This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch