Santana & Vargas Charities Inc. (SVC Inc.) Is a 501c (3) non- profit organization in transition to become a 24/hr. Emergency food program that will serve over 3 million meals a year. Created by essential workers of 2020 for essential workers, families, and any individuals with an emergency need. Our team consists of individuals that have over 50 years of combined experience working to assist community needs. Our Mission is to provide emergency relief food, clothing, shoes, essential toiletries, SNAP assistance, home deliveries, healthcare enrollment, and other services to anyone in need.
Our goal is to enhance our services by creating a 24 hr. emergency relief food pantry that will allow us to serve over 3 million meals a year to assist all families and individuals in need, beginning this holiday season. We would also provide emergency food assistance for cats and dogs. The reality is hunger is NOT a 9 to 5 pm feeling, we all have different schedules and different needs. We must embrace that knowledge to create opportunities for others. With weekly unemployment claims of over 857,000 (as reported in Sept. 2020 by the Dept. of labor) and hunger on a rise, these services are needed urgently. Please donate now to help those in need this holiday season!
As President & CEO of SVC Inc., I "Luci” (Lucila Vargas) have experience running emergency food programs, Senior Centers, and public school kitchens. I dedicated over 10 years directing the Emergency food programs at CAMBA. Meeting the needs of families and individuals in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. As an essential worker, I risked my life and my families to help feed people during the COVID-19 epidemic and continue to do so. I thank God for giving me the bravery and strength needed to continue pushing forward.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I understand the face of hunger because I was raised in poverty along with my five siblings and parents who frequently visited the neighborhood food pantry. My Father also worked in a restaurant kitchen as a volunteer so that he could fill his soup pot with the leftover food to feed us.
Hunger doesn’t always have a face, you can’t always tell who needs emergency assistance. It may be a teacher, a firefighter, a next-door neighbor, a very good friend, a doctor, a child, or even you.