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Afghan Refugee Program


In the fall of 2021, over 500 Afghan refugees arrived in Philadelphia with almost no advance notice. We created a special halal program in just over two weeks. Over the next 5 months, we prepared and fulfilled over 40,000 meals and 1,200 grocery orders. We also hired 5 Afghan refugees to help ensure halal compliance and assist with general operations.

Our Customers Say

“Nationalities Service Center is proud to partner with RiceVan to meet the emergent needs of newcomers. Their ability to swiftly respond to diverse needs (and tastes) is unmatched. At NSC, we believe in the power of food to build connection and community. RiceVan helps us build both.”

Gretchen Shanfeld,

Senior Director of Programs and Strategic Growth,

Nationalities Service Center

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