Earlier this week, I got a surprise notification that the dozen truckloads of food we get at each site every week from the Government will not be coming.
The Bronx building fire affected 118 families who lived there, with 17 dead, and many more injured. The Need is URGENT! We are now inviting families who are victims of the historic Bronx fire to go shopping for clothing, housewares, cleaning supplies, etc.
Video of Rockland County Legislator Aron Weider With The Masbia Relief Team Checking Out With The Families at the Register in Target
Within a few hours of the historic Bronx High Rise Building Fire, the Masbia Relief Team was there bringing relief and comfort to the residents of the building on behalf of the Jewish community. We teamed up with local organizations and sent seven SUVs full of supplies from Brooklyn to the Bronx. We even set up a mini kitchen with an outdoor tent and a propane stove. We distributed toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels, cookies, cakes, sodas, and hot dinners consisting of chicken, rice and soup. Masbia came back the next morning with more supplies, and hot food, and teamed up with the local mosque that turned into a local relief hub for victims of the fire. The Need is URGENT! We are now inviting families to go shopping for clothing, housewares, cleaning supplies, etc. We need your help to be able to invite more families to go shopping.
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At Masbia, we have seen a 500% increase in demand in the past year and a half due to the pandemic. As the High Holidays approach, that number will increase even more. This is due to the extended unemployment benefits ending on September 5th as well as the fact that all of the High Holidays are jam-packed into the month of September, leaving only 6 full workdays and 7 half days. Typically, people who are in the gig economy are more prone to find themselves in need of emergency food than people with salary-based jobs. For example, when one is ill and unable to work, or one has a gap in demand for their work. Due to the holiday observance, this September has the potential to push all of them into such a situation, causing a huge strain on their income.
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Kosher For Passover: Ground Chicken Recipes For The Heimish Kitchen by Chef Jordana Hirschel - Masbia KIS Recipe #4
Ground Chicken Recipes For The Heimish Kitchen by Chef Jordana Hirschel have been created using minimal ingredients keeping in mind both costs in these difficult economic times, as well as specific Passover kosher guidelines - as many have different customs as to what ingredients may be used on this holiday. We tried to keep these recipes down to a few basic ingredients that most families use and can easily get during this season. We also used volume instead of weight in regards to measurements with the understanding that many may have limited kitchen utensils for Passover.
Masbia KIS Recipes by Chef Jordana Hirschel is a collection of simple recipes designed for people who are introduced to the main ingredient for the first time and presumably have a minimal pantry of other ingredients and no fancy cooking equipment. It's not gourmet, it's not high end, it's not fancy. It’s basic in its truest form.