The Jewish Press: Masbia Soup Kitchen Passover Food Distribution Network

April 4, 2014  By Jewish Press Staff The Orthodox Union is a proud sponsor of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network which expects to provide its largest food distribution since its founding in 2005 for the upcoming Passover season. The organization plans to distribute 180,000 meals, worth over $600,000 at its three sites and a new distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The distributions will supply 2,500 families with Kosher-for-Passover food.The three sites are in Brooklyn at 4217 New Utrecht Ave, Masbia’s main storage facility; 98-12 66th Avenue in Rego Park, near Queens Boulevard and across from Masbia of Queens; and at Masbia of Flatbush, 1372 Coney Island Avenue.
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Orthodox Union: OU Proud to Sponsor Masbia Soup Kitchen’s Passover Distribution and Charoset Drive

OU Staff April 3, 2014 The Orthodox Union is a proud sponsor of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network which expects to provide its largest food distribution since its founding in 2005 for the upcoming Passover season.  The organization plans to distribute 180,000 meals, worth over $600,000 at its three sites and a new distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue.  The distributions will supply 2,500 families with Kosher-for-Passover food.
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Hamodia: All Who Are Hungry

April 2, 2014Posted Online April 1, 2014 Masbia Chef Ruben Diaz, director Alexander Rapaport and Boro Park JCC executive director Yeruchum Silber on Monday announce a toll-free number for anyone in need of food for Pesach, at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan.
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Perishable News: Apple Industry Donation To Kosher Soup Kitchen Will Help 2,500 Families Celebrate Passover

Posted April 1 2014by New York Apple Association, Inc.Fishers, N.Y. – New York apple growers are helping to ensure that 2,500 local families facing hunger have apples to make charoset for Passover Seder this year. The New York Apple Association, Inc. (NYAA) is donating more than 3,000 pounds of apples to Masbia, the New York-based nonprofit kosher soup kitchen and food pantry. New York Apple Sales, Inc., headquartered in Castleton, is donating another 3,000+ pounds of New York state apples. Masbia staff and volunteers will parcel the apples with other charoset ingredients into take-home kits for 2,500 client families.
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Yeshiva World News: PHOTOS: NYC Comptroller Stringer Visits Borough Park

April 1, 2014 New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today visited several Jewish community-based organizations within the Borough Park section of Brooklyn as preparations were underway for the upcoming Passover holiday. In the spirit of Passover, which celebrates the triumph of freedom over slavery, Comptroller Stringer wanted to visit and thank local community-based organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others. 
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New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: Masbia Soup Kitchen Prepares Kosher for Passover Food Bundles

犹太人逾越节 纽约一厨房准备特殊食物April 1, 2014 By Holly KellumNEW YORK–Masbia Soup Kitchen in New York City is preparing for the Jewish holiday Passover by handing out emergency food packages of kosher Passover food.Last year Masbia handed out just under 1,000 Passover food packages. This year they are set to hand out 2,500.
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The Packer: Apple donations help families celebrate Passover

April 1, 2014 By Alyssa Klimek The New York Apple Association, Fishers, and New York Apple Sales, Castleton, N.Y., are donating apples to ensure that families can make charoset for Passover Seder this year.Charoset is a traditional food served during Seder, the evening ritual that observes the beginning of Passover. Charoset is a made of sweetened fruits, nuts and spices.
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JP Updates: Masbia Opens Citywide Registration for Kosher-for-Passover Emergency Food Packages

Monday, March 31, 2014By JP NewsroomJust in time for Passover, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network announced Monday morning a toll-free number for kosher-for-Passover food packages in response to increased demand from New Yorkers in need. Including seder staples, such as eggs, chicken, apples, walnuts, almonds, potatoes and more, the special packages will be available in Boro Park, Flatbush/Midwood, Rego Park and Manhattan on Thursday, April 10.“Families already have difficulty being able to put enough food on the table for daily meals, the added strain of Passover and children being home from school may be too much for many,” stated Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. “Masbia’s annual Passover food package distribution and Charoset Drive was created to help those families in need that want to celebrate a complete Pesach seder, while supplying enough food to last beyond the seder for the entire the Passover holiday.”
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VIN News: New York - Soup Kitchen Opens Toll Free Number For Those In Need Of Assistance During Passover

Monday, March 31, 2014By Mitch SternNew York - Masbia Soup Kitchen Network has announced a toll-free number for kosher-for-Passover food packages for NYC residents in need.Those in need of a kosher-for-Passover food package can call 1-855-PESACH-FOOD 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 and Monday, April 7 to register. Callers will receive a confirmation number and distribution location.
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Queens Chronicle: Hot meals help at Flushing’s Pomonok buildings

While stove gas is off, tenants must cope for an estimated 60 daysMarch 27, 2014By Liz Rhoades Residents living in the four Pomonok Houses buildings without cooking gas got an unexpected surprise when a Brooklyn van pulled up last week with a hot meal for all.Up to 1,000 residents in 259 apartments had their stoves turned off two weeks ago after a defective gas line was discovered. Tenants were given two-burner hot plates by the New York City Housing Authority, which runs the 35-building complex in Flushing.Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, said a Masbia van served a full meal, both kosher and non-kosher. “It was well-balanced and delicious,” Corbett said, “and all free.”
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