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First Wok Starts Scholarship Fund For Low-Income Families

Welcome to First Wok

“In 2003, we opened First Wok in Farmington, Missouri. First Wok is proud to be a part of the community for over 15 years, but we are only able to because of the support we get from our customers. I am grateful for the good community that we have and the continued support we get.”
- Jeff Lin, Owner

Ever since First Wok opened in 2003, our mission was to bring families and friends together to enjoy our fresh, delicious Chinese food. Our small family restaurant strives to be the best in town because we are so grateful for our customers and we want to serve our community the best we can.

Over the years, we have been able to help the community as much as we could. Here are some things we have been able to do!

2006

MAN WHO WISHED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVES OTHERS A CHANCE TO HAVE THEM

First Wok donates $1,000 to provide for children in need
(Attach article) https://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/man-who-wished- for-school-supplies-gives-other-chanceto/article_a602df9e-16f9-5cc1-b232- 54608c3633c3.html
2007

LIN CONTINUES THE TRADITION OF GIVING BACK

First Wok holds first Customer Appreciation Day and donates $430 to Farmington School District
(Attach article) https://dailyjournalonline.com/community/farmington- press/news/lin-continues-tradition-of-giving-back/article_6f9cacc6-184a- 53a5-959a-55e6d2747511.html
2008
First Wok’s Customer Appreciation Day donates $1,000 to the World Journal Culture Foundation for families affected from the earthquake in Sichuan, China.
2009
First Wok’s Customer Appreciation Day raises $500 for New Life Fellowship to distribute school supplies AND $500 for Cornerstone Baptist Church for school supplies
2010
First Wok’s Customer Appreciation Day raises $800 for New Life Fellowship to distribute school supplies

2011
First Wok’s Customer Appreciation Day raises $430 for Farmington’s Truman Kindergarten Center to support student activities

2012

JEFF LIN AT FIRST WOK WANTS TO GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

First Wok donates $264.48 to CTA’s Backpack Program AND $618.69 to First Baptist Church of Delassus for their AWANA program
(attach article)https://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/jeff-lin-at--rst-wok- wants-to-give-back-to/article_f64b3910-fdb6-11e1-8a96- 0019bb2963f4.html
2013
First Wok raises $2,069 for Season of Hope for less fortunate kids to get Christmas presents and hosted a $100 special Christmas shopping trip w/ First Wok
2014
First Wok raises $712.75 for First Baptist Church of Delassus for their AWANAS program

2015

FIRST WOK AND ERDCC TEAM UP FOR OPERATION BACKPACK

First Wok and ERDCC donates $2,500 to Central Elementary School District’s Backpack Program
(attach article)https://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/-rst-wok-and-erdcc- team-up-for-operation-backpack/article_6865b87b-37c8-522f-b130- 71ac79f0dcd2.html
2016
First Wok raises $3,000 for Central School District’s Backpack Program

2017
First Wok raises $2,000 for Central School District’s Backpack Program

2018

FIRST WOK HOLDS FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOOLS

First Wok starts a $10,000 scholarship fund for kids with low-income families
(attach article)https://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/-rst-wok-holds- fundraiser-for-schools/article_26f3c4a5-4cef-54ae-9b5d-e946f1c26aed.html
First Wok raised $1,385 for Central School District’s Backpack Program
2019
First Wok raises $668 for Central School District’s Backpack Program

2020
COVID-19 Relief Program
On April 18, we handed out 200 free meals for families in need
On May 28, we handed out free meals for front line workers
On June 20, we handed out 200 free meals for low-income families

First Wok Owner Receives State Treasurer’s Best of Missouri Award
2022
In April 2022, we partnered with Park Hills Public Library and raised $1,450 to buy new books for kids

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

No less than Five stories have been published in the Daily Journal newspaper regarding the ongoing fundraising and donation efforts of First Wok Chinese Restaunt, and the Lin Family.

Please click on the links below to see the original stories and photos from Five published articles:

Man who wished for school supplies gives other chance to have them

By PAULA BARR/Daily Journal Staff Writer Jul 5, 2006


Lin continues tradition of giving back

By SHAWNNA ROBINSON/Farmington Press Jul 18, 2007


Jeff Lin at First Wok wants to give back to community

By RENEE JEAN/Daily Journal Asst Managing Editor Sep 13, 2012


First Wok and ERDCC team up for Operation Backpack

AMY PATTERSON 573-518-3616 Oct 7, 2015


First Wok holds fundraiser for schools

RENEE BRONAUGH 573-518-3617 Nov 15, 2018


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