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.
It has been a few weeks since some of the special government cash assistance ran out. Due to schools re-opening, many of them have stopped giving out food to the general public as they were doing for the last six months. Even in regular years, we see an uptick during the holiday season. In addition to all of this, Masbia of Boro Park erected an outdoor seating space that can accommodate about thirty-six individuals while keeping with social distancing and will be opening for the first time serving meals for the high holidays which we haven't done since mid-March.