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.”
“This year’s donation comes in a time of great need,” added Alexander Rapaport, Masbia’s Executive Director. “Our network of restaurants-style soup kitchens and food pantries have already surpassed last year’s number of meals provided, and we have many months to go. The continued availability of kosher fish through Dagim and Food Bank will also help us stretch our dollar and diversify our meals served.”
Dagim joins the ranks of several community businesses and organizations in Masbia’s newly forming Community Partners Program. From in-kind donations, volunteer support, awareness campaigns and monetary contributions, the support of this growing group of partners is essential to feeding hungry New Yorkers.
“Masbia receives less than 10% of our funding from government,” Rapaport continues. “Support from businesses like Dagim is vital to our ability to serve over 1.5 million meals this year.”
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