Vietnamese restaurant, Hanoi 36, in Salmon Arm, B.C. is hosting a dinner Sunday for displaced families and any locals affected by the recent floods.

Owners Michael Yu and his wife, Jenny, have been working hard putting together meals for displaced families and offering them a place that feels like home.

“Tonight, it’s about people and community. We want them to know regardless of what they are going through right now, all we want to do is cook them a nice meal,” Yu said.

“They can sit back relax, enjoy the music, and feel like home. Even though they are far away from home, this is the least we can do for them.”

The restaurant is serving up a traditional barbeque pork dish, a specialty at Hanoi 36.

“Our local customers love our barbeque pork and we thought it would be a great way to showcase Northern Vietnamese cuisine,” Yu said.

The couple has reached out to hotels and shelters to get the word out. With about 30 takeout orders and food going to shelters and hospitals, Yu added it is already a success.

“So far with the feedback, we are looking forward to having quite a bit of people in the dining room at this time.”

The couple also hopes that the cuisine itself can offer some happiness to people who have been struggling due to the recent floods.

“Red colour like Christmas,” Yu said. “We hope the dish can bring some colour to people’s lives especially right now.”

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