SACSS' food pantry addresses food shortage and hunger in the community. We provide culturally appropriate foods -- foods people are familiar with and like to cook and eat -- for community members.

A large number of our community is of South Asian origin, and thus our weekly grocery bags include items such as staples, pulses (dals), and spices.

Our Food Pantry is currently open on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Anyone who is eligible and has registered for the service can choose between two pre-made grocery bags with culturally appropriate foods. Contact (718) 321-7929 or to register or for more information.

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.

SACSS's food pantry program was started in 2016, and has greatly expanded, particularly during the pandemic. We are currently seeing a rising need, and each week, 1000-1200+ individuals avail of the pantry.

Our goal is to reach the many individuals and families in our community who hold diverse religious beliefs, speak different languages, and need a variety of South Asian and other foods, thus ensuring 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.