The Heartwarming Story Behind These 400 Kimbaps Will Melt Your Heart

Wondering why there are so many absolutely delicious kimbaps on the table in the above photo? Get ready for a beautiful story about a group of Koreans looking to make a big difference in Seoul, one kimbap at a time. 

“Gimbap or kimbap is a Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices — Wikipedia

When Mike Kim, a Korean-American, arrived in Seoul and discovered that there were many elderly in Korea who “do not receive sufficient support to enjoy happy and healthy lives” he knew he had to do something.

His grandparents had always told him to help others if he ever decided to go back to Korea, and that’s exactly what he’s doing along with eight others who founded The Korea Legacy Committee.

The group decided that they didn’t want to only done money, but also organize activities that would inspire young people to do good. Here’s where the amazing gimbap volunteer idea was born from, and the reason over 400 kimbaps were handmade and delivered to the elderly this past week!

Check out some of the heartwarming photos of the group making the kimbaps and be sure to follow The Korea Legacy Committe’s Facebook for more info on how to get involved 🙂

Up bright and early making 김밥 for the elderly! Thanks to all the volunteers for coming out and 배달의민족 for sponsoring the event! || #KoreaLegacyCommittee

See this Instagram video by @mikekimsf * 73 likes

사랑의 김밥 | Facebook


Big ups to the team and volunteers that put it all together!!

토요일 이른 아침부터 어르신들께 드릴 김밥을 만들기 위해 와주셔서 감사드립니다! 덕분에 무사히 400줄의 김밥을 만들어 서울노인복지센터에 전달할수 있었습니다. 다음 봉사활동 이벤트에 참여하시고 싶으시면 저희 페이스북 페이지 좋아요를 눌러주세요! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out early Saturday morning to make 김밥! We made 400 rolls for the senior center! If you would like to volunteer with us in the future please like our Facebook page! #KoreaLegacyCommittee

See this Instagram photo by @mikekimsf * 18 likes

Source: Joongang Daily