Monthly Archives: January 2013

Met Council Volunteers Honor MLK with a Day of Service

After a 40 minute orientation on poverty in NYC and the benefits of the SNAP program, Met Council volunteers headed out on buses to the Bronx and Queens to participate in a Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. They teamed up with NYCCAH volunteers and Assemblymen Michael Miller from the 38th Assembly […]

Met Council and Masbia Celebrate the Jewish Communal Fund’s Generous Investment in Feeding New Yorkers in Need

A ribbon cutting took place at the event to introduce the new walk-in freezer that will allow Masbia to go from providing 100 meals each day to over 1,000 meals each day. The new delivery van was also on display. This new mode of transportation will improve efficiency and ultimately cut Masbia’s food delivery costs […]

Met Council and UJA- Federation Encourage New Yorkers to “Pack it Up for Purim”

As New Yorkers prepare to celebrate Purim on Sunday, January 27, 2013, UJA-Federation is teaming up with AmeriCorps to stock the shelves of Met Council’s Food Warehouse in order to fight hunger in our community. With the largest kosher food pantry in the United States, the Met Council Food Network feeds over 15,000 families each […]

Finding Help in your Neighborhood though Restoration Centers

Met Council is in a lead role for providing relief to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you, or someone you know, has been hurt by the storm assistance may be closer than you think. New York City has set up Restoration Centers in the hardest hit areas, where people can speak to Met […]

Hurricane Cleanup Staten Island Volunteers work to Rebuild Communities

Five Met Council volunteers visited Staten Island on December 23, 2012 to help repair a private home devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Major repairs, included tearing down and putting up new walls, will help the family get back in their home as soon as possible. Met Council continues to be at the forefront of volunteer relief […]

Met Council Client Appears on NY1 to Share her Heartbreaking Story

Sarit Levy was trapped inside her Midland Beach home during the storm with her husband and four children. The family blew up a raft in their home to help them escape. Their youngest child, an infant, was placed inside an open storage bin with blankets to help keep her safe and warm. Their home and […]