Metro Philadelphia, Jack Tomczuk: Nonprofits transform to address different needs during COVID-19

Posted on April 23, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, SEAMAAC, a South Philly-based nonprofit that provides a variety of services to support the community, has refocused nearly all of its efforts on fighting hunger.

It has been a major transition for the organization, and major projects, such as work on a health center for immigrants and a renovation of Mifflin Square Park, have been put on hold.

For the nonprofit’s CEO, Thoai Nguyen, the change has been positive, in a way. SEAMAAC was formed in the 1980s to help refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and, even though it has broadened its scope, some still view it as an organization for Asians.