It's hard to imagine in this day and age that there are people that go hungry, but for the less fortunate, putting food on the table is sometimes a luxury they can't afford. The Masbia network of kosher soup kitchens is there to help out, serving 2 million meals every year to men, women and children in the New York area, dishing out home cooked, nutritious meals, that are both dignified and delicious. As you prepare for the yomim tovim and spend your days peeling, chopping, dicing, slicing, cooking, baking, roasting and grilling (or even buying takeout), take a moment to remember to help those who only wish they could be doing the same thing by making a generous donation to Masbia.
As an added incentive, Masbia will send you a collection of 40 tzimmes or carrot related recipes from some of the biggest names in the kosher cooking world (as well as some lesser ones, like me!) Perfect for your Rosh Hashana or year round enjoyment, the book is a special thank you from Masbia for donations both large and small. Make a $1,000 donation to Masbia and receive an additional surprise, a batch of mini carrot muffins, for those of you who like me, have a house full of people who refuse to eat tzimmes. Use them as one of your Rosh Hashana simanim, an off the beaten path side dish or a healthy dessert - these little bites of carrot-y goodness are sure to please kids of all ages.
Wishing you a year full of health, happiness and bracha!