Philadelphia’s largest resettlement agency, Nationalities Service Center (NSC), is located in the neighborhood near Seventh and Emily Streets. This neighborhood is experiencing one of Philadelphia’s growing communities – the newest refugees from South Asia (Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma/Myanmar). Last year this region received 713 refugees from a total of 27 countries.
Every Monday morning, , NSC gives away citrus and other fruits to hundreds of families. NSC staffer Adam Forbes, 25, founded and runs the program for this nearly century-old nonprofit organization, with the help of a national company called the FruitGuys. Typically, each family leaves with more than 20 pieces of citrus and other fruits.