Postmates Creates New School Lunches to Celebrate Once-Ridiculed AAPI Cuisine

Greta Lee stars in the food delivery service's program for AAPI Heritage Month

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It is often said that food has the power to bring communities together, but for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people in the U.S., xenophobic attitudes can turn meals into a source of anxiety. Many have recalled the common childhood experience of being mocked for their cultural dishes.

Food delivery service Postmates is flipping this narrative with a celebration of dishes that were once the subject of disdain. The “School Lunch” program, which marks AAPI Heritage Month in May, is a collaboration with some of Los Angeles’ best AAPI chefs to make lunches inspired by those meals.

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