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, Masbia of Queens, and Masbia of Boro Park from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday.
In addition to meal service, we also distribute pantry take-home packages every day in our three locations (only by appointment), Monday – Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday – Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, & Friday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please Note: 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?
B68- Coney Island Ave/Ave J stop
B6 and B11- Ave J/Coney Island Ave
Q Train- Avenue J
Q60- Queens Bl/ 65Rd
R and N Trains- 63 Dr Rego Park
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.