Sushi at Louie's Market in Redifer Commons

Penn State Sushi Vendor Gives Back to Community

For sushi vendor Gum San NSang, CEO at Saikou Inc., giving back is important. 

Saikou, a Mechanicsburg-based sushi company that furnishes sushi and poke products to all dining commons at Penn State University Park, donated one dollar for each of the approximately 1,300 boxes of sushi sold on Homecoming Gameday (October 23 vs Illinois) to the Central PA Food Bank. The company also donated $1,500 to the Food Bank and plans a similar donation during March Madness.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Central PA Food Bank has seen a more than 40 percent increase in food distribution. “This generous gift makes a difference in the lives of so many central Pennsylvanians facing hunger, especially now as we continue to feel the impact of the pandemic in our community,” says Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central PA Food Bank.

“These donations are important to us because it pains me to see that hungry people are still living among us, in the most prosperous nation in the world,” says NSang. “As someone in the food industry in this community, I may not be able to change the world, but I can participate in helping in my neighborhood.”

At Penn State University Park, sushi can be found at Market East, Market Pollock, Market North, Market West, Louie’s Market, West Deli and Grill, and Urban Garden, as well as at Café Laura. Sushi from Saikou is also available at Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg, Hazleton, and Mont Alto campuses.