SACSS' South Asian food pantry addresses food shortage and hunger in the community. We provide South Asian food items such as staples, pulses, and spices to those who are eligible and have registered for the service. Clients collect food items of their choice every Friday from 10:30 AM to 2 PM. Confidentiality is maintained during client registration and throughout the process. The office has easy access for seniors and clients with limited mobility. Other agencies are welcome to refer their clients to this program. Our goal is to reach the many individuals and families in the community who hold diverse religious beliefs, speak different languages, and need a variety of South Asian food, thus ensure food security.


South Asian Council for Social Services

143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

(718) 321-7929   |


SACSS was created in 2000 with a mission to empower  and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, other benefits and civic engagement. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the first South Asian food pantry in New York.  All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.