Masbia Soup Kitchen FOOD SHORTAGE Reported on ABC7

 

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Brooklyn, NY - Snowbound Seniors: Deutsch Distributing Masbia Meals To Homebound Residents

By Sandy Eller

January 24, 2016

New York - A Brooklyn city councilman will be on the city’s snow-clogged streets Sunday with his staffers, delivering food packages from a local soup kitchen to the elderly.

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is partnering with Masbia and Flatbush Shomrim to distribute meals to residents in his district.  In an email sent to his constituents on Friday, Deutsch asked for anyone interested in the emergency food package to contact his office.

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Hamodia: Masbia Soup Kitchen Reports Severe Food Shortage

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:01 pm | י"א שבט תשע"ו

NEW YORK - Masbia soup kitchen is reporting a severe food shortage, warning that needy families will receive just the barest basics for this weekend’s food packages.

“Sadly, the only protein that families who rely on Masbia will be getting in this weekend’s food packages will be dry beans,” said Alexander Rappaport, Executive Director of Masbia, in an interview with Hamodiaon Thursday.

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Queens Gazette: Ruben Diaz

Ruben Diaz is the kosher chef at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. The network has three locations: two are in Brooklyn – Borough Park andFlatbush, and the third is located at 98-08 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, which garners the heaviest volume of food insecure visitors served by the network.

Diaz was born and raised in Colombia and came to New York City while still a young man, like so many other immigrants who arrived in the city before him. He had very little financial resources and no relatives here who could help him find his way. A decade later, his occupation has become his life’s calling. While he pursues the American dream, he has helped so many others by making it his mission to see to it that they do not go away hungry.

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Bric TV: Masbia Soup Kitchen Feeds Brooklyn's Hungry | BK Stories

Masbia Soup Kitchen's food might be all Kosher but there's no discretion when it comes to feeding hungry people, especially Brooklyn's elderly population living in poverty.

Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, everyday providing hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food. Alongside their hot-meal program, they also give groceries every week. They're located in Boro Park, Flatbush, Williamsburg, and Queens. 

 

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Tablet: Thanksgiving Dinner, With a Side of Cholent

By Leah Koenig

November 24, 2015

Across New York City this Thanksgiving, hundreds of soup kitchens will serve thousands of free meals to people in need. Masbia, headquartered in Borough Park, Brooklyn, is no exception—but it does stand apart from the pack. Turkey and cranberry sauce will be on the menu at Masbia, but so will cholent, the bean stew traditionally served on Shabbat.

Masbia is New York City’s only kosher soup kitchen, with a large Orthodox Jewish clientele. “In the haredi world, the idea of a chag [holiday] is different,” said Masbia’s founder and executive director, Alexander Rapaport, himself a Hasidic Jew. Some religious Jews care little about Turkey Day; in the ultra-Orthodox community, for instance, schools are open on Thanksgiving, and most people aren’t watching a parade or a football game. But they do like to invoke the spirit of the Sabbath a bit early, so a bowl of cholent on Thursday evening it is.
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Matzav: Dagim, Led by Stefansky Family, Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Seafood To The Hungry At Masbia During Nine Days

July 28, 2014

Today marks the beginning of the Nine Days. Thanks to the generosity of Dagim-fish, NYC’s only kosher soup-kitchen network, Masbia, will be able to remain open to serve 500 dinners every day, offering an alternative menu of fish.

“For the past 5 years we have been honored to provide Masbia’s network of soup kitchens tilapia, pollock and other fish products to serve during the 9 Days,” commented Abe Stefansky , co-owner of Dagim. “This year also marks the first time that Masbia can continue to order our kosher products through our new partnership with Food Bank For New York City.”

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JP Updates: Masbia Soup Kitchen Says Dagim Contribution Made Alternative ’9 Days’ Menu Possible

July 28, 2014 
By Jacob Kornbluh

Masbia Kitchen continues to surprise with its serving the needy. On Monday, on the beginning of the “Nine Days,” a time of mourning in the Jewish community, NYC’s only Kosher open-for-all soup-kitchen network, announced it will remain open to serve 500 dinners every day despite the restriction of serving meat and poultry. Instead, the menu will consist of a variety of fish dishes.

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Brooklyn News Corp: ‘Dagim’ Donates Thousands of Pounds of Seafood to the Hungry at ‘Masbia’ During “Nine Days”.

July 28, 2014 

Today, July 28th marks the beginning of the “Nine Days,” a time of mourning in the Jewish community. During these 9 days, member of the observant Jewish community refrain from eating chicken or beef in favor of fish. 

New Yorkers, especially in Brooklyn, might find their frequented restaurants and delis closed or only serving an alternative or half the regular menu containing only fish and dairy. Kosher-Certifiers advise food establishments that are under their certification to cease serving chicken or meat during what’s called the “Nine Days.” As the kosher eating community, now roughly 1 in 8 New Yorkers, keeps on growing and more restaurants go kosher this is becoming a more noticeable phenomena. The same dietary changes affect all kosher supermarkets where for a bit over a week consumers buy almost no chicken and beef and buy more fish and dairy. Even the Kosher slaughtering plants in New York and Pennsylvania go into some form of hibernation as a price control measure (not flooding the market with unneeded supplies. 

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News 12 Brooklyn: Jewish tradition `9 Days of Mourning` begins.

July 28, 2014
By Ali Wold

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BROOKLYN - The Jewish tradition of "Nine Days of Mourning" began Monday night.

During the nine days, observant Jews refrain from eating meat to mourn the destruction of the temple in Israel. Instead, they only consume fish and dairy.

This year, Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens in New York City, says it received its largest fish donation to date. Dagim Market gave them 3,000 portions of fish.

Fish dinners will be served nightly through Thursday at Masbia`s three locations in Brooklyn and Queens. The dinners are open to the public.

 

 

 

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