April Xu is an award-winning journalist with more than eight years of experience covering the Chinese community in New York City. Before becoming Documented’s Chinese Community Correspondent, she worked at the New York Bureau of Sing Tao Daily, one of the largest Chinese-language newspapers, covering breaking news, health, immigration, education, politics, business, social justice issues and court news. She has been a journalism fellow at USC Annenberg, CUNY, Montclair State University and Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She endeavors to use her bilingual reporting skills to bridge the gap between the Chinese community and mainstream society.
The demand for food resources continues to grow for many New Yorkers, but closures of community run pantries have resulted in difficulty accessing food banks.