News 12: Dept. of Probation gives back to community

July 14, 2015 1:27 PM On Tuesday, people from the department prepared food at the Masbia Soup Kitchen. (July 14, 2015 2:26 PM) The Department of Probation is giving back to the community this week. On Tuesday, people from the department prepared food at the Masbia Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen cooks and serves about 500 meals a day. Workers will also step out of the office to visit a nursing home and hold a gun violence forum.
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Queens Ledger: Masbia Soup Kitchen to distribute 25,000 Passover meals Read more: Queens Ledger - Masbia Soup Kitchen to distribute 25 000 Passover meals

by Holly Bieler Mar 31, 2015  Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito makes charoset with council members Mark Levine and Karen Koslowitz and Food Bank COO Lisa Hines-Johnson and Masbia chef Ruben Diaz. Elected officials visited the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Rego Park on Monday, as the kitchen, partnering with the Food Bank for New York City for the first time, geared up to distribute kosher meals across the city for the Passover holiday. “Some families don’t have the money to observe the holidays,” said Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz. “We need to help them out. This will enable families to celebrate a tradition that has been observed through the centuries.” She said that Masbia served a profound need in her community, not just during holidays but throughout the year.Read more: Queens Ledger - Masbia Soup Kitchen to distribute 25 000 Passover meals 
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JBS News Update for Passover

 
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Kveller: Help This Awesome Soup Kitchen Donate Kosher for Passover Food to the Needy

By SUZANNE SAMINMAR Mar 25, 2015 2:55PM This is amazing. The Masbia Soup Kitchen–a network that serves 30,000 meals every week in New York City–is gearing up to provide 18 kosher for Passover meals to 25,000 New Yorkers in what they call the Charoset Drive. That’s right, each person will receive 18 meals to carry them through the holiday season with the help of generous people just like you and me. Simply by contributing $50, you can cover 18 meals for one person in need.
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JP Updates: Ohio Farm Partners with Masbia Kitchen Network in Annual Pre-Passover Charoset Drive

03/23/2015 11:56 AM  by Jacob Kornbluh Masbia Soup Kitchen Network , dubbed a restaurant-without-registers-style soup kitchen in New York City, is continuing its annual tradition of preparing for distribution some 18 Kosher for Passover meals to an estimated 25,000 New Yorkers in need. Last year, on the day before Passover, Masbia distributed over 200,000 meals to needy seniors, men, women and children – their largest food distribution since their founding in 2005. The special 10-item packages included a full ‘sedar plate’ – such as eggs, parsley roots, horseradish, apples, walnuts, almonds and potatoes – as well as chicken, carrots, grape juice and a box of matzos.  
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The Great Cholent Challenge for Men

 
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Naomi Nachman: Table for Two

       
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Queens Chronicle: Feeding the needy, with charity to all

October 9, 2014 by Mark Lord Gone are the days when soup kitchens were located primarily in lower-income neighborhoo ds, served only soup and, perhaps, a piece of bread, and conjured images of the Great Depression, with hungry, winter-coated men and women waiting in long lines on snow-covered sidewalks.
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Queens Chronicle: Speaker turned server

October 2, 2014 On Sept. 23, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, second from right, joined Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz, Rory Lancman and Mark Weprin at the Masbia soup kitchen at 98-08 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park to help provide hot meals to those in need.
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Times Ledger: Rego Park soup kitchen distributes food for Rosh Hashana

September 25, 2014 By Alex Robinson City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) came to Rego Park Tuesday evening to tour a Masbia Soup Kitchen, which provided more than 500 families with food packages the day before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.Mark-Viverito was joined by Council members Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills), Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), who took turns delivering food to hungry Queensites.
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