FAQ for Eating at Masbia

What is Masbia?

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Masbia is a network of community supported kitchens where clients can eat for free. Masbia also operates a free food pantry.

Is Masbia Kosher?

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Yes. Masbia has a certificate of Kashrut from the Orthodox Union.

I am not Jewish - can I eat at Masbia?

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Yes. Masbia feeds everyone who is in need.

What documents do I need to bring?

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As of now, clients do not need to bring documentation. Because resources are limited, we may request documentation in the future from clients.

When can I receive a meal?

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Masbia is opened for dinner service from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm Sundays - Thursdays. In addition to meal service, we also distribute pantry packages for the weekend on Thursdays from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  

**Please note that the last person served will be at 5:29 pm so please come before closing time if you want a meal.

What is served for dinner?

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The menu varies on a day to day basis but all meals consist of bread, soup, protein, vegetable, grain, dessert, and a beverage. We want to provide nutritious and balanced meals that are tasty and freshly prepared. 

What public transportations are close by?

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B68- Coney Island Ave/Ave J stop
B6 and B11- Ave J/Coney Island Ave 
Q Train- Avenue J

Do you deliver?

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No- We do not offer a delivering service for meals. 

Can I take a hot meal home?

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No- Hot dinners can not be taken home. Food must be eaten in the dining room. However, we do have take home pantry packages every Thursday.