LAS VEGAS, NV – September 22, 2023
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) hosted an event to support the United Way Day of
Caring in Southern Nevada on September 22, 2023.
United Way Day of Caring is a nationwide initiative that brings together volunteers, organizations, and
communities to create positive change through acts of service and generosity. ACDC, in collaboration with
UWSN, organized an event to provide much-needed assistance to the residents of Southern Nevada,
particularly those facing food insecurity and limited English proficiency.
During the event, volunteers from UWSN and ACDC joined forces to pack and distribute essential food
items from ACDC’s food warehouse. The dedicated team worked tirelessly to ensure that families and
individuals in need had access to nutritious meals that are culturally-sensitive for the Asian and Pacific
Islander community. This collaborative effort exemplified the strength and unity of our community in
addressing the challenges brought about by the ongoing pandemic and other adversities.
Recently, United Way awarded ACDC with a $50,000 Community Impact Grant through their grants
program. This grant will support ACDC’s vital language access program, which ensures that language
barriers do not hinder access to critical resources for Southern Nevada’s diverse communities.
ACDC’s emergency food bank played a pivotal role in addressing the urgent needs of AAPI individuals and
families, especially during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It continues to address the gap
of culturally sensitive food delivery in traditional food banks, and the lack of access to traditional food banks
because of a language barrier.
“We are immensely grateful for the support and partnership of the United Way of Southern Nevada,” said
Edelweiss Solano, Director of Family Services of ACDC. “Their commitment to serving our community aligns
perfectly with our mission at ACDC, and together, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of
those who rely on us during these trying times.”
Volunteers helped to sort, pack, and distribute culturally appropriate food items to those in need. Their
collective efforts underscored the power of community and the spirit of giving, emphasizing that together,
we can make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors.
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