NY1: Brooklyn Food Pantry Network in Serious Need of Donations

By Roger Clark
Updated Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM EST

A network of Brooklyn food pantries is in trouble, and is urgently asking for donations.

Shelves are bare at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, which has been providing food to the needy at three locations around the city for the past decade.

The charity serves more than a million and a half meals every year, but says their supplies are at their lowest point in four years.

Heavy snow is expected in the city this weekend, and the group says it needs to make sure their clients have nutritious meals to eat.

"When it's the middle of the winter and it's not some holiday or something, people are not so focused on the needs of the needy. Then when there's less surplus of fresh produce, which is in the winter, a few things coming together and our shelves are empty," saidĀ Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Executive Director Alex Rapaport.

"We're supposed to have at least 16 thousand pounds of frozen vegetables, and now it's empty. Even our freezer is empty of protein, and that's the most important part of this kitchen," said Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Chef Ruben Diaz.

For more information and details on how to donate, visitĀ masbia.org.

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