South Asian organization addresses hunger, food insecurity in New York City
On any given Friday between 11 am and 4 pm, nearly 90 to 100 people line up at the doors of the South Asian Council for Social Services’ food pantry in Flushing, some of them way before the doors open, to get food for their families.
Since the food pantry serving South Asian items opened in July last year, the SACSS says it is witnessing a rise in the number of people needing to supplement their food supplies and accessing its food pantry services.
They are registered with the organization so the size of their families is known. “A family of four get more food than one with fewer members, or more members,” Sudha Acharya, founder of SACSS and its head, told Desi Talk.
While food pantries exist in the city, SACSS says they do not provide items that are essential to the South Asian palate such as dals and spices.
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