Rego Park food bank receives generous donations

By Mark Hallum April 22, 2016 The Masbia Soup Kitchen in Rego Park got some help from a realty firm last week. According to Alexander Rapaport, co-founder and executive director of the Masbia network of kosher soup kitchens and food pantries, Stanley Schuckman of Schuckman Realty held a coorporate volunteer day at the all-kosher facility. Not only did he provide the labor for the meal that night, he also distributed cash for everybody who dined in the kitchen that day.
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NY1 Reports Masbia Seeking Help to Feed Needy Families for Passover through the #CharosetDrive MasbiaSoupKitchens

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NY1: Brooklyn Soup Kitchen Works to Provide Passover Provisions

By Roger ClarkUpdated Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM EDT One Brooklyn soup kitchen is hard at work trying to put food on the table for city families celebrating Passover.  The Masbia Soup Kitchen in Midwood is churning out packaged meals for the Jewish holiday's start Friday evening.  Staples like potatoes, apples and walnuts are being bagged and boxed on their way to nearly 3,000 families across the five boroughs.  The company is working to send 270,000 meals out ahead of the holiday but they're doing so at more than $100,000 under their donation goal.  Alex Rapaport, the food drive's director, says they need all the help they can get.  "The challenge is enormous, just getting phone calls from someone with sick children or some seniors. I just picked up a call from yesterday from someone - the father has cancer, they can't put food on their plates. Just meeting that need, in the thousands, is what we're facing here," Rapaport explained. Each person will get 18 meals, or 6 days' worth of food, in their package.  The drive is named after Charoset, an apple and walnut dish traditionally served on the seder plate.  For more information, visit masbia.org.
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NY Blueprint- Farm To Seder: Finding Trendiness In Tradition

Soup kitchen provides thousands of families with kosher meals and this Passover, it’s going green Maya Klausner | Editor | 04/21/2016 For many people, putting dinner on the table for their own families can be stressful — Alexander Rapaport has to worry about thousands of them. Together with his co-founder, Mordechai Mandelbaum, the two men feed 500 families a night with their nonprofit soup kitchen network, Masbia.
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Farmer Lee Jones Inviting You to Join Masbia's #CharosetDrive

Great Gift from the The Chef’s Garden For Sponsors of 18 Families and Up: Exclusive Farm-To-Seder spring vegetables from Farmer Lee Jones of the Chef’s Garden. Includes pink tip parsley, petite green parsley, celery root, four colors of radishes (purple, white, watermelon, and black purple), purple radish seedlings, and baby romaine lettuce will be shipped overnight on ice to donors of $1,350 or more.
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Joy of Kosher: Help Others Have a Happy Passover this Year

APR 12, 2016 JAMIE, SHIFRA, AND TAMAR HELP OUT AT MASBIA  On Passover, we celebrate freedom as we eat matzah, also known as the "bread of affliction," or "poor man's bread." Meanwhile though, it is important to think about those who really are afflicted by poverty and hunger.   
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Masbia's #CharosetDrive offering Farm-to-Seder Gift to Sponsors of 18 Families and up

Exclusive Farm-To-Seder spring vegetables from Farmer Lee Jones of the Chef’s Garden. Includes pink tip parsley, petite green parsley, celery root, four colors of radishes (purple, white, watermelon, and black purple), purple radish seedlings, and baby romaine lettuce will be shipped overnight on ice to donors of $1,350 or more. Read more about the microgreens.  
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NY1: Queens Kosher Soup Kitchen Gets a New Home in Forest Hills

By Clodagh McGowanFriday, April 1, 2016 at 07:09 PM EDT It looks like a construction zone right now but this empty storefront in Forest Hills is undergoing a transformation. Soon it will be the new home of the Masbia Soup Kitchen of Queens "We're very excited about the new location,” said Alexander Rapaport, the executive director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. "We're also very excited about the fact that it has more space." Masbia is currently operating out of this location in Rego Park on Queens Boulevard, where they've handed out more than a million kosher meals since 2009.
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Queens Chronicle: Masbia finalizes new Forest Hills location

By Christopher Barca, Associate Editor March 31, 2016 With development of a mixed-use structure imminent at the site, Masbia executive director Alexander Rapaport told the Chronicle  in January he was cautiously optimistic about finding a new location for the Rego Park soup kitchen.
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Masbia finalizes new Forest Hills location

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:30 am by Christopher Barca, Associate Editor With development of a mixed-use structure imminent at the site, Masbia executive director Alexander Rapaport told the Chronicle in January he was cautiously optimistic about finding a new location for the Rego Park soup kitchen.      
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