Read the article below written by Reuvain Borchardt in the Straight Talk section in Hamodia. Hamodia speaks with Masbia chef RUBEN DIAZ shortly after he led a delegation of Masbia workers and volunteers marching in New York City’s Hometown Heroes Parade. The parade honored 14 categories of frontline COVID workers, including those who worked in emergency food operations. Masbia has food pantries and soup kitchens in Boro Park, Flatbush, and Forest Hills.
Masbia In The Forward: A Brooklyn Hasid And Ohio Christian Farmer Create Kosher Recipes To Feed The Needy
Alexander Rapaport is a Brooklyn Chasid with a black beard and payes who dresses in the traditional black coat, white shirt, and prayer shawl. Lee Jones is an Ohio-born-and-bred Christian farmer known for his uniform of blue overalls and red bowtie.
Masbia in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Masbia’s Chef Ruben Diaz To Take Part In ‘Hometown Heroes’ Parade
Since the beginning of March 2020, when the idea of a lockdown was somewhat in the air, senior staffers from Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen network headquartered in Flatbush, started planning food contingencies to be able to be open during this looming emergency.
Masbia In Newsbreak: Christian Farmer Helping Recruit Resources for NYC Kosher Soup Kitchen with New Cookbook
Read the article below written by Bryce Gruber, published in the Newsbreak, on Masbia Soup Kitchen and Farmer Lee Jones getting together to help those in need throughout an amazing cookbook with recipes made of fresh vegetables, the cookbook which is filled with mouth-watering recipe gems, isn’t categorized as kosher, so Chef Jordana Hirschel and Chef Jamie Simpson, together, they reviewed the entire 600-page cookbook and came up with 22 alternative recipes for the ones that aren’t kosher.
On a sprawling piece of land near the shores of Lake Erie in rural Huron, Ohio, you’ll find the Chef’s Garden, an innovative farm dedicated to growing high-quality crops through natural and environmentally-friendly practices. True to its name, the farm is focused on providing specialty and heirloom vegetables, herbs, microgreens and edible flowers to the most esteemed chefs and restaurants around the world. Their Earth-to-Table™ philosophy focuses on the health and nutrition of the soil first as the foundation to growing high-quality, ultra nutrient-dense crops, using techniques that are somehow both as old as times and incredibly innovative at the same time.
The anchor Steve Lacy of Fox 5 New York introduces reporter Lewis Antwan interviewing, via Zoom, our ED, Alexander Rapaport, about food rescue to help combat New York City food insecurity, a problem that our community faces even before the pandemic.
This story is written by Andy Newman, and photographed by Stephanie Keith, for New York Times, you can spot them wearing masks in the above photo. The Story is about those who make the miracle possible helping New Yorkers who still struggling for food after fifteen months since the pandemic started. Staff and volunteers in pantries across New York City tell their side of the story and difficulties to overcome to serve those in need. Our ED, Alexander Rapaport, stated: “The poor don’t deserve the rich people’s garbage,” while sharing Kosher food with the needy at Masbia’s three locations. But rescue also has its place in Masbia's operation two of our generous donors are featured in this story Grow & Behold and Manischewitz.
The anchor of NY1, Bree Driscoll, featuring Masbia on distributing voter registration forms in multiple languages to working-class and immigrant communities for the upcoming elections. Our ED, Alexander Rapaport, was interviewed by Chelsea katz at Masbia of Boro Park and recalled that May 28th is the deadline.
Masbia In The Jewish Press and Hamodia: Record-Setting Passover at Masbia Brings Relief to Thousands of New York Families
Read the article below written by Laura Allen, published in The Jewish Press and Hamodia, on Masbia feeding nearly 20,000 families during the Passover season via two systems, on-site Passover meals, and massive food distribution. A little pamphlet of Kosher for Passover ground chicken recipes, written by Masbia’s COO, Chef Jordana Hirschel, was included in the distribution to help with some ideas to prepare delicious dishes for Passover.
The anchor of NY1, Cheryl Wills, presents Bree Driscoll reporting at Masbia Boro Park in Brooklyn, with camerawoman Chelsea Katz, about Masbia Soup Kitchen preparing to welcome people back for a traditional Passover meal for the first time in two years. The Kosher Soup Kitchen will serve 60 people seder dinners this weekend at its Borough Park location.