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.
By SUSIE GARBER Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm | ג' כסלו תשע"ט Masbia breakfast (L-R): Mr. Alex Rapaport, one of the founders of Masbia; Mr. Ethan Dreifus, community member; Mr. Itzy Laub, community member and Harav Noach Isaac Oelbaum, shlita, Rav of Khal Nachlas Yitzchok, Queens. The Laubs’ home in Kew Gardens Hills filled with community members, local Rabbanim and local politicians on Sunday morning, October 28, for the annual Masbia breakfast. The fundraiser included horse rides. Masbia provides two million kosher meals each year to those in need regardless of age, race, or religion.
No Hate Crime Charges For Teens Who Allegedly Beat Jewish Boy In Queens BY ARUN VENUGOPAL, WNYCINNEWS ONDEC 6, 2018 4:13 PM Waleska Mendez, a volunteer at Masbia soup kitchen in Forest Hills, intervened in an attack on a 16-year-old Jewish boy. (Arun Venugopal / WNYC) One witness, Waleska Mendez, emerged from Masbia, a Jewish-run soup kitchen located on 64th Road in Forest Hills, where she volunteers. She was working inside when she heard the commotion. “When I went out I saw the kid next to the tree, already on the floor. All the gang was kicking and punching him. So I started screaming ‘Leave him alone!’” She rushed back in, grabbed a broom and ran back out, wielding it as a weapon. “It was the first thing that I find,” she said. “I was screaming and trying to hit them.” Read the full article here.
December 4, 2018 By Shira Feder Photo Credit, Alexander Rapaport: Workers Unload What Will Be $100,000 Dollars Of Welch’s-Manischewitz Grape Juice From Tractor-Trailers. Alexander Rapaport, Owner Of Masbia Soup Kitchen, Is Not A Fan Of “Food Rescue,” But When A Tractor Full Of $100,000 Worth Of Welch’s-Manischewitz Grape Juice Pulled Up To Masbia’s Queens Location, Even Rapaport Couldn’t Deny That This Hanukkah Gift Was A Worthy One. The Grape Has A Sell-By Date At The End Of January — Too Soon To Be Stocked On Store Shelves — But Is In Perfect Condition.
POSTED 6:11 PM, NOVEMBER 21, 2018, BY JOE MAUCERI BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Thanksgiving prep is in full swing at the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Borough Park, but if your still looking to do some good on the Holiday, it's not too late.
By Hamodia Staff Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm | י"א כסלו תשע"ט BROOKLYN - Masbia of Boro Park announced that they will be starting a new food distribution for local Rebbeimand school teachers.
Posted: Oct 08, 2018 8:42 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 08, 2018 8:42 PM EDT FLATBUSH - Members of the NYPD Explorers program helped out at a soup kitchen Monday to help the less fortunate. The Explorers volunteered with the 71st Precinct to wash dishes and stack food at Masbia Soup Kitchen in Flatbush, which offers residents free meals.