SACSS Food Pantry Featured in Nonprofit Finance Fund Article
How Our Culturally Palatable Food Pantry Provides #FoodYouWant
SACSS was recently featured in an article by Nonprofit Finance Fund, which highlights SACSS South Asian Food Pantry. Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps social mission driven organizations like SACSS access financial capital. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFF helped SACSS with finances, and enabled SACSS to stay responsive to community needs despite a delay with government funding.
NFF described how SACSS food pantry was created in response to South Asian community members’ lack of access to familiar ingredients at other food pantries. SACSS South Asian Food Pantry, the first in New York City, reflects SACSS’ commitment to culturally competent social services. Since its founding, SACSS has shifted its work and priorities alongside community needs.
As SACSS executive director Sudha Acharya says in the article: “If a food pantry does not give you what you eat, it doesn’t help the people, right?” When COVID-19 worsened food security issues for countless New Yorkers – SACSS stepped in to ramp up our food pantry efforts. Read more about SACSS efforts to provide #FoodYouWant here: