Masbia Relief In NY Jewish Week/Forward/JTA: Brooklyn Family With 8 Kids Loses Home To Fire On Last Night Of Passover
A two-alarm fire on the last night of Passover has left a Brooklyn family with eight children without a home.
The blaze broke on Friday night at the Borough Park home of Simcha and Sarah Salz. Two firefighters and a resident suffered minor injuries during the fire, according to AMNY. Approximately 125 firefighters responded to the emergency.Read more
Masbia On CBS New York: Nonprofits Are Out In Force In NYC To Make Sure Food Is Distributed For Passover And Ramadan
Nonprofits have kicked it into high gear to make sure those in need have meals this holiday season.
CBS2's Leah Mishkin went to food distributions happening in Brooklyn on Friday.Read more
Masbia On CBS New York: Brooklyn Soup Kitchen Says Food Deliveries From City Pandemic Program Are Slowing Ahead Of Passover
The anchor of CBS New York, Dana Tyler, presents Jenna Deangelis reporting from Brooklyn about rising food costs and families feeling the squeeze while food pantries try to make sure people are feeding. Masbia's ED Alexander Rapaport talks about the recent open warehouse to have a reserve food to help keep up with the demand.Read more
Masbia In Queens Jewish Link: Masbia Opens New Food Warehouse Just In Time For Passover And Is Asking For Help To Keep It Fully Stocked
With the need for emergency food at an all-time high, Masbia gets a huge warehouse in Boro Park, down the block from Bingo. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Masbia added more storage space by renting additional storefronts adjacent to the original facilities, but this one is the first standalone warehouse facility where pallets are stored three stories high.Read more
It’s not the Irish Potato Famine of 1845, Baruch Hashem. But potatoes not making it over the Canadian border this year has knocked the starch out of Pesach preparation.
In the weeks leading up to Pesach, we’re hyper-focused on house cleaning and mishloach manos leftover disposal. Despite being a staple ingredient and indeed standalone meal in many frum households over Pesach due to halachic stringencies as well as for health reasons, one would think that potatoes and potato-specific soil fungus are not the first things on our minds.
But defying the considerations of convenient cooking and matzah-minimal diets, this year these Pesach-friendly carbs may be a bit more expensive than usual.Read more
The anchor of News12: Dan Serafin presents Zhané Caldwell reporting from Masbia Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn about the major cut of food right before Passover affecting those in need. Alexander Rapaport, Masbia's ED, talks about efforts to get food on the tables via the Masbia Charoset Drive in response to the NYC Government decision.Read more
Read the article below written by Jake Price, in Civil Eats, about Masbia Soup Kitchen Network critically affected by the government cutting the Nourish New York emergency program to help farmers and feed New Yorkers amidst the pandemic's food crisis. The government decided to cut out the program right before Passover, the season of the year when more people are expecting to get help from pantries and soup kitchens like Masbia.Read more
The anchors of Pix11: Tamsen Fadal and Kori Chambers present Michelle Arezou Ross reporting from Boro Park about Masbia Soup Kitchen feeding the needy for Passover via the Masbia Charoset Drive at the new Masbia Food Reserve in response to NYC Government cuts to emergency food and the generous help from DoorDash.Read more