2018 / February
Chen Chun-fang /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Scott Williams
New Year’s banquets are a normal part of the year-end scene around Taiwan, but they are usually thrown by corporations and government offices for their employees. Since 2015, a social enterprise named Do You a Flavor has brought a new twist to the custom: arranging a New Year’s feast for people living on the streets. Not much interested in conventional success, the young people behind Do You a Flavor are focused on breaking down stereotypes about street people, restarting dialogue between these disadvantaged individuals and mainstream society, and creating new possibilities for people living in poverty.