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.
Since we opened over 20 years ago, we have served more than half a million immigrants, including immigrant seniors, with healthcare access, counseling, food security, ESL classes, and civic knowledge and engagement. In 2020, as a result of the pandemic and rising demand, we served more than 30,000 people struggling to feed their families, pay their bills, stay healthy, and survive.
All SACSS’s programs are free and available in 18 languages including Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, French and Haitian Creole.
Thank you for supporting SACSS and our work to empower underserved immigrants!