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Suburban Delivery

Asian Suburban Delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic brought sweeping changes to the food industry. Dine-in service was closed. Traditional delivery only reached a few miles. Ethnic communities in cultural food deserts were shut off from traditional comfort food. Organizing over 30 restaurants and grocers, we created a 50-mile delivery zone in PA, NJ, and DE. We served 4,200 families, delivering 300 tons of groceries and 200,000 prepared Asian and Halal dishes.

Our Customers Say

RiceVan has been a game changer for me, saving me countless hours of shopping for the obscure items that no one else seems to carry these days.

Rich Landau

Owner and Chef of Vedge Restaurant, named one of Food and Wines 40 most important restaurants of the last 40 years.

Afghan Refugee Program

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