Brooklyn, NY - Worn Out Soup Kitchen Table Transformed Into Handmade Purim Groggers

March 24, 2016 10:20 AM Brooklyn, NY - Among the many noisemakers, horns, bells and whistles that are being used to drown out the name of Haman during the reading of Megilas Esther this year will be ten artisan groggers, created out of a table that had been used to feed needy New Yorkers in a soup kitchen.
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Best of Brooklyn: Sculptor Alex Aronov

March 23, 2016 2:49 PM Graggers are wooden noisemakers that Jewish people clap together to celebrate the holiday. (March 23, 2016 2:41 PM) The Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates the saving of Jews living in the ancient Persian Empire, began Wednesday night.
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New York - U.S. Senator Calls On USDA To Increase Purchase Of Kosher Food For Soup Kitchens After Shortage Reported

February 29, 2016 03:14 PM FILE - Senator Gillibrand visiting Masbia of Boro Park June 3, 2012 New York - As levels of available kosher and halal food at local food pantries have continued to decline, and food banks have been left wondering how they will provide provisions for their religiously observant clients suffering from food insecurity, has U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand greatly concerned and calling on U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack for an update on what the agency is doing to purchase kosher and halal foods for distribution in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
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Muslim farmer donates produce to NY kosher soup kitchen

February 14, 2016 1:27pm (JTA) — A Muslim organic farmer from upstate New York made an emergency donation of vegetables to a kosher soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Zaid Kurdieh, who with his wife, Haifa, owns and farms at Norwich Meadows Farm, on Friday delivered 800 pounds of high-end organic carrots to Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens that provides meals to hundreds of hungry New Yorkers each week in Brooklyn and Queens. He also pledged to give more in the future.
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NY1: Investors Bank Emergency Matching Grant for Masbia #MASBIAibemg

Investors Bank wants to feed the needy together with the public.In response to Masbia's distress call of experiencing empty shelves when there is a great need for food, investors Bank is responding to the call, by offering to match dollar to dollar, every dollar raised. If you donate to feed one person, will mean two people eat, if you donate to feed one family, means two families will eat. So please do the best you can, and donate as much as you can. Your money will have double the impact. Your charity dollars will now buy double the rice, double the beans, double the chicken, double the peanut butter, double the tuna, double the salmon, double the carrots, double the potatoes, etc. View the video HERE  
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News12: Double YOUR Donation's Impact with Investors Bank's Matching Grant

In response to Masbia's distress call of experiencing empty shelves when there is a great need for food, investors Bank is responding to the call, by offering to match dollar to dollar, every dollar raised. If you donate to feed one person, will mean two people eat, if you donate to feed one family, means two families will eat. So please do the best you can, and donate as much as you can. Your money will have double the impact. Your charity dollars will now buy double the rice, double the beans, double the chicken, double the peanut butter, double the tuna, double the salmon, double the carrots, double the potatoes, etc.  
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News 12: Bank grants $25K in soup kitchen donations

Updated February 2, 2016 7:36 PM Investors Bank is feeding cash to a Brooklyn food bank that was running low on donations. Shelves at the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Flatbush were barren last week, and the nearly 1,500 families who regularly eat there could have gone hungry, officials say. So Investors Bank pledged to match up to $25,000 in donations, and the public accepted the challenge to pour in aid.
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A Simple Approach to Hunger

February 1, 2016  |  Charlena Wynn   When it comes to giving, thinking outside of the box can be rewarding. However, even creative ideas should be realistic and appropriate. Mission focused organizations specialize in funding, services, and mentoring among many other acts of kindness which are implemented through strategic planning, to ensure the needs of the underserved are met. Where does dignity fall under nonprofit’s strategic planning and program development? While simple, dignity can greatly impact the underserved and how nonprofits carry out their missions but also how they touch the lives of those they help. 
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Investors Bank Donating $25 for Every New Account at Avenue J Branch

Jan 29, 2016  
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Food pantries struggle to serve needy following snowstorm

January 26, 2016 4:55 PM Many food pantries in Brooklyn are struggling to keep up with an increase in demand after Saturday’s blizzard.
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