Asian American food aid expands to address hidden hunger during pandemic

Organizations across the country are working to address food insecurity among Asian Americans, an issue that was exacerbated by COVID-19 related job losses. Groups such as VietAid in Boston and the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition in Philadelphia provide free groceries, hot meals, and other assistance to those in need. The local organizations are also a source of assistance for people who do not have documentation and they provide services and help navigating local bureaucracies in many languages and dialects, which can be a barrier for some within Asian American communities.

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