TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 80-year-old woman surnamed Chang (張) was able to save up enough to buy 1,000 sticky rice dumplings ahead of the Dragon Boat Festival to donate to elderly people living alone in Hsinchu County.
The Hsinchu County Social Affairs Department and a charity organization held a donation ceremony on Monday (June 15) on Chang's behalf, CNA reported. Department director Lee Guo-lu (李國祿) said the snacks will be distributed to 168 senior citizens who are either living alone or underprivileged, with each getting six dumplings.
Chang is in good health and lives by herself, CNA cited Lee as saying. Chang feels that elderly people who live alone need care and companionship and that occasionally showing them attention and goodwill can go a long way, according to Lee.
The director added that Chang wanted to give the sticky rice dumplings to people in the same situation as hers, but due to her modesty, she does not want to be identified.