EPICENTER NYC Features SACSS Food Pantry
SACSS interviewed on Food Insecurity Faced by Seniors
Epicenter NYC recently featured SACSS’ work in an article on food insecurity amongst American Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors who often struggle to access food due to various, often connected issues like fixed incomes, lack of benefits, physical challenges, and more. AAPI Seniors face even more barriers to food access due to a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, and language access.
The article highlights SACSS’ efforts to not only help alleviate food insecurity, but to help people eat food they want – with dignity – through our culturally palatable food pantry. As Mary Archana Fernandez, SACSS director of family support services notes in the article, “We provide culturally palatable foods, for our South Asian clients they get basic South Asian rice and wheat flour [for roti]. For our Chinese clients we have the flour for them to make dumplings and a lot of fresh produce.”
Thanks to all who continuously support SACSS with feeding those most vulnerable in our community, and to Epicenter NYC for highlighting the important issue of food insecurity which they describe as “gearing up to be the next pandemic.”