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Volunteer at Rice Sticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry!

  • Saturday, March 09, 2024
  • 6:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (accessible from the alley off Arlington St.)
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We are looking for a group of AALAM lawyers to help sort, bag and distribute food on Saturday, March 9, 2024. This is a great opportunity to join other dedicated volunteers and give back to the local community for a worthwhile cause. 

After the event, please join us for dim sum in Chinatown for all those who are interested. 

Kindly RSVP by March 1, 2024. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact Kat ( and Diana ( 


About Rice Sticks and Tea

Founded in 1998, Rice Sticks and Tea (RST) is a food pantry program serving over 120 pre-screened low-income Asian immigrant and refugee families each month. Those 120 households represent over 300 children, adults and seniors. It is the only food pantry program in the region whose mission is to serve the Asian community and provide food that is consistent with their cultural cooking traditions and preferences. 

The program began as a collaboration between the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence. RST was created in response to legislation that denied food stamps to all immigrants regardless of their circumstances. Battered immigrant women and children as well as the elderly are among the most affected. 

In 2003, Tufts Medical Center, recognizing the need to provide healthful nutrition information as well as food supplies, began supporting a nutrition education component consisting of health and nutrition-oriented workshops with culturally and linguistically appropriate materials to benefit clients and their families which ran for several years. 

A diverse group of volunteers package and distribute food at the Arlington Street Church in Boston. For more information on donating to the program, questions, or to volunteer individually or as a group, please direct your inquiry to 

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
c/o The Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3774

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