Masbia In the NYT: A Photo Of The 24 Hour Breadline At the Masbia of Queens Made It Into The NY Times
A photo of the 24-hour breadline at the Masbia of Queens made it into the NY Times. In the photo, you will see people outside in the freezing cold with our propane heaters keeping them warm as they wait to get their COVID-19 emergency food relief. Also pictured is information on how to make an appointment as well as some of the food they would be receiving which includes chicken, tuna, oil, mayonnaise, eggs, fresh produce, and matzah that we picked up in food rescue.
by Laura N. Allen
New York, NY -- Sept 2nd, 2020 -- September begins the seventh month of the COVID-19 emergency food relief at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. It will also be the beginning of a concerted effort to modernize the breadline. Due to the unprecedented 500% increase in demand since the start of the pandemic, the breadlines have been snaking around the block with hundreds of people on the lines at each of the Masbia locations. Moving to an appointment system is a way to give people back their dignity, safety, and their time, since they won't have to wait for hours on the line.Read more