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SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- "I was like, whoa, this is not ok, why is this happening in our community?' And I told my mom, I have to do something about this," said Ashlyn So, reacting the recent spate of violence against Asian.

"She said, mommy, this is not right, I want to do a march, I've never done this before, but hey let's figure this out we can do this," said Angelu Wu, her mom.

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So she and her mom rallied their community over social media, and by Saturday afternoon, hundreds attended her rallying calling awareness to violence against the Asian community.

The rally is not the first of its kind in the Bay Area, this year. Similar gatherings have been organized in Oakland and San Francisco.

Across the nation, an even louder rally cry, including from prominent Asian Americans.

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Volunteers are fanning out, distributing airhorns to Chinatown business owners, many who have been the victim of violent crime.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim has been spreading awareness on social media through #stopasianhate. The co-founder of non-profit Gold House, a collective of Asian leaders, has also been working to share resources.

"The rally cry is not just to act, it's not just to post on social media, or donate or whatever. It's to do it together implicitly. So, buying from black businesses and gold businesses, speaking up for gold folks, and Latino folks, so forth, and so on," said Bing Chen who's organizing another event next week, bringing together Asian leaders across industries.

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In San Mateo, Ashlyn So was surrounded by her friends, but also older generations inspired by her actions.

"We're going to stop Asians from being targeted," she said.

"The reality is, this is going to take generations. But the good news is generations are within sight. And in the case of the seventh grader, it sounds like they are our children already," said Chen.

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Extreme Cheapskate reveals how to save hundreds on groceries WITHOUT coupons – including the ‘double & freeze’ method

A MUM-of-six who describes herself as the “ultimate cheapskate" has revealed how to save hundreds on your food bill without giving up on some of your favourite buys.

Jordan Page, 27, from Utah, appeared on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates and is known for her thrifty approach to household duties - and now shares tips on her YouTube channel.

5Jordan Page, 27, from Utah, appeared on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates and is known for her thrifty approach to household dutiesCredit: Jordan Page, FunCheapOrFree/Youtube

In her latest clip, she shares five handy tips that'll help cut your food shop in half, all without using coupons - and they're simple tips anyone can do.

Buy in bulk

When it comes to your weekly groceries, Jordan suggests always buying in bulk - particularly on items you always use

There are two reason for this - the first is that items work our cheaper per gram, so buying more will save you money, and also because it allows you to build up a stockpile.

5The mum-of-six says to always buy in bulkCredit: Jordan Page, FunCheapOrFree/Youtube

It's particularly useful for things like fresh produce, meat, cheese and dry items like crackers, Jordan says.

She adds that you should take out what you need for the week and freeze or store away the rest.

Alternatively, if you don't have the extra space, the thrifty mum says you can buy the bulk item and split it with a friend, meaning you you both save on costs.

"You will save so much money. Especially over the span of a month, or two, or three," she says.

5The double and freeze method will help save you time and moneyCredit: Jordan Page, FunCheapOrFree/Youtube Double and freeze

Offering a cooking tip, the mum-of-six says you should double and freeze everything - this not only saves you loads of time but money too.

She says each night you cook, double the recipe, then take half and freeze it for a night when you're not bothered to cook.

"It'll avoid those busy nights when your tempted to order expensive take out," she said, and explains two easy ways to do it.

The first is to use a zip lock bag which works well for slow cooker meal or soup.

Simply run the bag under water when you take it out of the freezer which will help separate the food from the bag - then top it into a pot to heat up.

The second option is to use a disposable freezer pan which you can pick up for cheap from supermarkets or bargain stores.

These are ideal for casseroles, lasagne or similar items which you can take from the freezer and pop straight into the oven.

5Always chop veggies yourself and never buy pre-chopped items - they are far more expensiveCredit: Jordan Page, FunCheapOrFree/Youtube Chop food yourself

While it's super convenient to buy pre-chopped foods, they are so much more expensive, so Jordan says to always do it yourself instead.

You can even invest in a food processor to speed up the process.

What's more, the time-saving mum says it's a good idea to chop up an entire weeks' worth of food so that it's ready to go when you need them.

"This will save you so much money, try it," she says.

Plan your meals

"If you're winging it day by day, you're not only going to be wasting more food but you're going to be spending way more money," Jordan explains.

She suggests a having a super cheap magnetic whiteboard on your fridge where you can write down your meals for each night.

This also allows you to schedule in leftovers for lunch the next day to avoid waste, and also allocate one night a week for take away - which will give you something to look forward to.

5Jordan says to always plan your meals for the weekCredit: Jordan Page, FunCheapOrFree/Youtube Keep your junk mail

Finally, Jordan urges everyone to hold on to their junk mail as this could help you work out the bargains for the week and the best time to shop.

She says: "Try to shop mid week if you can, instead of on the weekends, because a lot of stores have their best deals mid week.

"Some stores even stack last week's deals with the current weeks' deals and they overlap on a Wednesday."

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