POSTED 6:11 PM, NOVEMBER 21, 2018, BY JOE MAUCERI
BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Thanksgiving prep is in full swing at the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Borough Park, but if your still looking to do some good on the Holiday, it's not too late.
Massive donations from the Food Bank for New York City and KJ Poultry mean plenty of work for volunteers before the Thanksgiving rush.
"Peeling, dicing, inventory, taking in huge deliveries, everything that you could imagine," said Volunteer Coordinator Laura Allen.
In addition to cooking the meals, Masbia's pantry will be open so people can get food to cook at home.
"It's another Thursday," Allen said. "It's another Thursday with bigger crowds."
With people in the giving spirit during the holiday, Executive Director Alexander Rapaport says Masbia will find a way to put everyone to work so the rush of generosity can last throughout the winter.
"We try to harvest the energy that's around Thanksgiving and make it worthwhile and help us feed people the next couple of months," Rapaport said.
A recent report by the Food Bank for New York City found that Brooklynites missed 80 million meals in just one year. That's more than twice the number of missed meals of any other borough. At Masbia, they say they see that need on a daily basis.
"We're adding shifts," Rapaport said. "Meaning to say, we used to do our pantry only on Thursday, now we're doing it almost every day of the week."
To help out you can head to Masbia.org to sign up. Continue reading here.
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