De Blasio warns of 'full-blown crisis' for New Yorkers on food stamps if shutdown continues By JILLIAN JORGENSEN and MARCO POGGIO | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | JAN 17, 2019 | 6:35 PM Alexander Rapaport, executive director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, said city food pantries like his are already feeling the effects of the shutdown — with the arrival of out-of-work federal employees who missed their first paychecks this month. “It takes a lot of time for a person that receives a regular paycheck to become psychologically at peace to come for charity handouts — but we are already seeing this week a trickle of federal employees, new faces, and people who saw our outreach material, coming in. So this means it is hitting people fast,” he said. Read the full article here.
Soup kitchen informs employees of meals during government shutdownPosted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:30 amby David Russell, Associate Editor As the partial federal government shutdown continues, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network is reaching out to impacted employees. Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia, went to airports to tell TSA agents about the three city locations where they can be served, including at 105-47 64 Road in Forest Hills. PHOTO COURTESY MASBIA SOUP KITCHEN: Alexander Rapaport and his father, Yosef, hand out fliers at LaGuardia Airport to TSA agents informing them of meals at Masbia.
NY1: Masbia's ED Alexander Rapaport Live on NY1 on relief to Federal Employees effected by the Shutdown
The Algemeiner: Jewish Soup Kitchen Offers Free Food to Unpaid Federal Employees at LaGuardia Airport as Government Shutdown Grinds On
By Shiryn Ghermezian An airport employee, right, holding flyers she received from Masbia staff and volunteers at LaGuardia Airport, Jan. 15, 2019. Photo: Screenshot. Staff members and volunteers of a Jewish soup kitchen and food pantry handed out flyers for free food at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday to federal employhttps://www.algemeiner.com/2019/01/17/jewish-soup-kitchen-offers-free-food-to-unpaid-federal-employees-at-laguardia-airport-as-government-shutdown-grinds-on/ees struggling as a result of the ongoing US government shutdown, now in its fourth week.
January 16, 2019 8:13 am The Rapaport family of Masbia Food Kitchen went around a New York airport handing out circulars offering free food/groceries to TSA agents who are not getting paid due to government shutdown.
By Sergey Kadinsky January 16, 2019 Masbia founder Alexander Rapaport and his father Yosef hand out fliers at LGA offering TSA agents free meals With the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government being the longest on record, hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contactors across the country are either working without pay or forced to wait until their agencies resume operations. Seeking to alleviate their financial pinch, Masbia food pantry founder Alexander Rapaport and his father Yosef spent Monday evening in the terminals of LaGuardia Airport handing leaflets to TSA agents, offering them extended hours at Masbia’s three locations in the city.
15 Jan 2019 12:23 PM As the government shutdown moves into its fourth week, with no end in sight, anti-hunger advocates and other groups are working to make sure that federal employees can access resources and get food while they aren’t getting paid.
By Reuvain Borchardt Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:02 pm | ח' שבט תשע"ט R-L: A TSA agent at LaGuardia Airport receiving a flyer with information about Masbia food distribution from volunteer Yosef Rapaport, and his son, Masbia Executive Director Alexander Rapaport. (@lenchevskyimages) NEW YORK - With no end to the federal government shutdown in sight, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network is expanding its hours to accommodate federal employees who have not been receiving paychecks.