FAQ for Eating at Masbia

What is Masbia?

Masbia is a network of community supported kitchens where clients can eat for free. Masbia also operates a free food pantry.

Is Masbia Kosher?

Yes. Masbia has a certificate of Kashrut from the Orthodox Union.

I am not Jewish - Can I eat at Masbia?

Yes. Masbia feeds everyone who is in need.

What documents do I need to bring?

As of now, clients do not need to bring documentation. Because resources are limited, we may request documentation in the future from clients.

When can I receive a meal?

Masbia is opened for dinner service in Masbia of Flatbush from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday - Thursday. Masbia of Queens dinner service is from 2:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday - Thursday and Masbia of Boro Park serves dinner from 6:30pm - 8:00pm Sunday - Thursday.

In addition to meal service, we also distribute pantry packages for the weekend every Thursday in Masbia of Flatbush from 7:00am - 10:00am. You can also receive packages Sunday - Thursday from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Masbia of Boro Park distributes packages from 8:00am - 11:00am. Masbia of Queens distributions are Sunday - Thursday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Please note for Masbia of Queens and Masbia of Flatbush, only one package per week can be picked up.


What is served for dinner?

The menu varies on a day to day basis but all meals consist of bread, soup, protein, vegetable, grain, dessert, and a beverage. We want to provide nutritious and balanced meals that are tasty and freshly prepared. 

What public transportations are close to the soup kitchens?

Flatbush: B68- Coney Island Ave/Ave J stop
              B6 and B11- Ave J/Coney Island Ave 
              Q Train- Avenue J
Queens: Q60- Queens Bl/ 65Rd
             R and N Trains- 63 Dr Rego Park
Boro Park: B16- 13Av/52St
                D Train- 55 St

Do you deliver?

No- We do not offer a delivering service for meals. 

Can I take a hot meal home?

No- Hot dinners can not be taken home. Food must be eaten in the dining room. However, we do have take home pantry packages every Thursday.