5781 Year in Review - 70 Times in The News - See Your Dollars at Work

ABC7: 12/14/20 BBC: 01/21/21 Bkylner: 02/17/21 12/11/20 09/16/20 Boro Park 24: 11/03/20 Brooklyn Daily Eagle: 07/09/21 11/25/20
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This Year, Masbia Will Be In Even Higher Demand During The High Holidays. Here's Why:

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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2021 NYC AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Program Are you passionate about fighting hunger and poverty? Join Hunger FreeAmerica for 10 weeks this summer (June 21st- August 30th) as a full-time summer Associate in NYC!
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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.
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Matzo Brei Recipe by Masbia Chef Jordana Hirschel - Masbia KIS Recipe #3

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.
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Chicken Meatloaf Recipe by Masbia Chef Jordana Hirschel - Masbia KIS Recipe #2

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.
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Oven Roasted Rutabaga Recipe by Masbia Chef Jordana Hirschel - Masbia KIS Recipe #1

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.
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Masbia in the News in 2020 - A Year in Review

This year, Masbia was in the news almost eighty times. The news stories at the very beginning of the year started off with happiness, hope and positivity. In January there was a bridge building event for the MLK Day of Service mentioned in HuffPost, JTA, Hamodia and News12. February brought news of bat mitzvah girl Leora, daughter of Masbia’s co-chair Naomi Nachman, who was having a Challah Ingredient Challenge with a goal to feed one thousand families on News12. The NYPD Explorers volunteering to help those in need on Presidents' Day was featured on News12 as well as NY1. There was also Hamodia’s story of the Fish-to-Dish Challenge.
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The Making of a NY Times Feature Story on Food Pantries During COVID

The pandemic took a toll on too many people's lives, but did so in way greater numbers on people's livelihoods, leaving many jobless and stranded for food.  The NY Times wanted to find a way to document it as it happened. The scope of the story went through many reformations. The resulting article was a three full page cover story in their Food section. At the time they first started working on this article, NYC was at the height of its COVID infections rate and was on lockdown. Travel was heavily discouraged unless absolutely necessary to the point where the streets were practically empty. Even newsrooms kept their staff close to home - literally. Stories were assigned to reporters based on their proximity and going indoors to gather information for stories was heavily discouraged.
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Demand For Charity Food at Masbia To Spike During The High Holiday Season of 2020. Here's Why:

In addition to the 500% increase in demand that Masbia experienced throughout the pandemic, the demand is spiking even higher with many new faces showing up.
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