Raising funds for #FoodYouWant to eat - our culturally appropriate food pantry!
South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) was founded in 2000 in response to the critical issues and tremendous barriers to social services faced by New York City’s fastest growing South Asian Community. As a nonprofit community based organization, our founding and continuing mission is to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York.
It’s been five years since we first opened the doors to our food pantry - the first culturally appropriate food pantry in the tristate area. As a result, thousands of our community members have been able to put food on the table. But, the ongoing pandemic has greatly increased the local demand for food assistance: we now serve about 4,500 individuals per week! And we are aiming to serve more.
From Sept. 16-21, we are aiming to raise $7000 over 7 days to expand our pantry service to two days. This will eliminate a long wait in line for our community. Please join us on Thursday, September 16th at 12 PM ET for a very special cooking class with Chef Surbhi to celebrate the work of our food pantry.
Thank you for supporting SACSS and our work to empower underserved immigrants!