Met Council staff joined Food Bank of NYC for the Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day in Washington DC. The Advocacy Day brought together the leaders in combating Food Insecurity with a unified voice. Met Council met with officials in congress and spoke with them on the need to strengthen and protect critical food resources like SNAP (formally Food Stamps) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program).
Combating food insecurity is one of Met Council’s top priorities year round. Met Council is constantly on the forefront of creating innovative approaches to fighting hunger, including our Kosher Pantry system, which distributed 5 million pounds of food this past year alone, Masbia, Met Council’s free kosher restaurants, Food Vouchers, Home Delivered Meals Prepared Meal Deliveries and The Food Rescue Program.
The goal of Met Council’s Food Network is to provide supplemental food to low-income Jewish households throughout New York City that will enable them to eat more healthfully and save money that is needed for essentials such as rent, clothing and medications.