Empowering Communities and Combating Food Insecurity: SWAN Diwali Food Distribution at the ACDC Food Warehouse Highlights close of weeklong Diwali Festival with Culturally-Sensitive Food Assistance
LAS VEGAS, NV – November 18, 2023 – This week, the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is thrilled to honor and celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a Hindu festival that symbolizes the “spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” Diwali is a major cultural event for the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain diaspora, and it is celebrated with immense enthusiasm across the world.
Diwali is traditionally celebrated over a period of five to six days, and the main day of the festival (the day of Lakshmi Puja; this year, Sunday, August 12) is an official holiday in several countries, including Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
As part of the Diwali festivities, ACDC invites you to join us for a special Diwali Food Distribution event, in partnership with the South-Asian Women’s Alliance of Nevada (SWAN). This event is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community, learn more about this beautiful holiday, and distribute culturally satisfying food to those in need.
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: ACDC Food Warehouse, 4460 S Arville St, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
Register at: www.swanlv.org
If you are facing food insecurity, please register and join us at the ACDC Food Warehouse on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, to celebrate Diwali and savor the flavors of this cherished holiday. The Diwali Food Distribution will include a collection of SE Asian staples including basmati rice, paprika, mustard seed, curry, turmeric, lentils and red indian dates. Pre-Registration is available at SWAN’s website, www.swanlv.org.
For more information about ACDC’s food assistance program, helping feed those in need throughout the year, please visit: https://acdcnv.org/food-assistance/.
Applications available in English, Tagalog, 한국어, 中文,日本語, ไทย, & Tiếng Việt.
ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015 in Las Vegas and opened their Reno location in 2022. ACDC opened the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Medical Center in August 2022. Among the services ACDC offers include: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), culturally-sensitive food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, GraduAsian, Asian Night Market and the Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k.
For more information about the Asian Community Development Council, visit www.acdcnv.org
ABOUT THE SOUTH-ASIAN WOMEN’S ALLIANCE OF NEVADA
The South-Asian Women’s Alliance of Nevada (SWAN) was formed in 2021 to bridge the gap between the South-Asian communities and mainstream services and resources that exist within Nevada. SWAN aims to connect South-Asians living in Southern Nevada to vital federal, state, local social service programs as well as volunteer opportunities in the community.
For more information about the South-Asian Women’s Alliance of Nevada, visit www.swanlv.org