NY1: Masbia Soup Kitchen Serves Up Holiday MealsPosted on: December 28, 2016
By NY1 News
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Masbia Soup Kitchen volunteers served up some holiday meals on the street in December.
On Monday, the Jewish non-profit handed out hot kosher meals while outside their former home.
The kosher meals were previously made at 98-08 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, before their lease ended.
The soup kitchen was forced to close during the summer.
Organizers said they plan to open up a new location in nearby Forest Hills.
However, due to lack of funds, the plan to open a new location has stalled.
Volunteers said they wanted everyone to have a hot meal this holiday season despite their situation.
With that in mind, they took to the streets to hand out the holiday meals they prepared.
“This is their special meal all year round,” said Alex Rapaport of Masbia Soup Kitchen. “This is their only meal of the day. So we decided despite anything, despite the holiday, despite the bad weather, we’re going to be here.”
Masbia is working on raising funds to establish a new Forest Hills location at 106-49 64th Road.
To donate, visit the Masbia Soup Kitchen website.
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