The Jewish Education Project, Met Council and the Department of Education Teamed Up to Bring 4,000 Free Kosher Meals to School-Age Children from Low-Income New York Families

image032Met Council partnered with The Jewish Education Project, the Department of Education with the support of the UJO of Williamsburg, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Bais Rivkah, the Jewish Community Council of Boro Park, and New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind to provide 4,000 free kosher lunches to school-age children from low-income families during the week of August 19th. The Summer Meals program expanded this year amid rising poverty among New York Jewish households.

Summer Meals was launched last year to help low-income local families provide nutritious meals for their children, particularly during the last week of summer between camp and school when children lack access to federally-subsidized meals.  The Jewish Education Project and Met Council increased the distribution locations to three this year to include Crown Heights, Boro Park and Williamsburg.

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