Rice Sticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry – Boston

…serving the Boston Asian American community.

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Rice Sticks and Tea’s Holiday Gift Drive 2017

Dear Friends,

Ricesticks and Tea welcomes and needs your participation for our annual holiday gift drive. We hope that a small gift can help to lift the spirits of the families we serve and bring holiday cheer.

RST continues to be the regional food pantry program dedicated to serving Boston’s low-income, majority non- or limited-English speaking Asian community. RST provides culturally appropriate food staples, such as jasmine rice, cooking oil, dried red beans, bamboo shoots, and Asian noodles and fresh produce. Our dedicated volunteers include bilingual speakers who can communicate with our families in their native languages to create a more culturally competent and comfortable atmosphere.

With your support, we hope to be able to give a gift to all of the 300 youth, adults & seniors we serve. In addition to the gift drive we also host a holiday party with breakfast, singing of holiday carols, and distribution of the gifts.

You/Your organization can help us in the following ways:

  • Provide a gift for as many or few families or individuals as you are comfortable
  • Donate money and we will buy the gifts or supplies needed for the holiday party
  • Donate money for food/supply purchases, or organize a food drive to sustain RST year-round
  • Spread the word to your personal networks to support RST with gifts or financial support

Gifts are intended to be small, thoughtful tokens of $20 and under per gift. We hope everyone receives something for the holidays and it is the thought that really matters. We will provide you with further details, including the gender and age of the individual(s) so you can select an appropriate gift.

We hope you will consider contributing and putting a smile on the face of our many children, adults, and seniors in the program.

Please contact us at ricesticksandtea@gmail.com if you would like to support clients.

Donations can be made online at https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/ or by check. Please mail to:

Ricesticks and Tea, c/o AACA
87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111

Thank you for all your efforts and support.