Monthly Archives: March 2014

Students Volunteer with Met Council

Students from Abraham Joshua Heschel High School spent the day volunteering at Met Council’s Food Rescue Pantry to better understand the cost and nutrition restraints on low income families.  The day included an interactive SNAP (formerly food stamps) workshop where the students received tools to organize, shop and prepare nutritious meals within a SNAP budget.  […]

Purim at Masbia!

On Sunday, March 20th, one of our highly dedicated volunteer groups, Global-Potential, served food to low-income individuals and families at Masbia, Met Council’s Kosher Community Kitchen. Global-Potential is a global leadership service program that works with inner-city youth from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds. This was a particularly special day at the soup […]

Met Council Delivered 1,000 Meals in time for the Jewish Festival of Purim

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Met Council expanded its kosher food network to provide holiday meals for families in need ahead of Purim. These holiday food packages allowed families in the Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park and Boro Park communities to partake in holiday festivities despite the often prohibitive costs of kosher food.  Volunteers from the […]

MVPs Held Affordable Housing Panel

Met Council’s Affordable Housing team and leaders in the field discussed the complexities of solving the housing crisis in New York City. The panel took the MVP guests through every step of the process, from securing the land to obtaining financing to staring construction.  This panel presented a case study on Met Council’s Council Towers […]

Met Council Held its Quarterly Conference on Best Practices for Caring for Holocaust Survivors

Met Council held its Spring 2014 Conference on Caring for Holocaust Survivors, focused on restitution and compensation for Holocaust survivors in partnership with New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Met Council’s quarterly conferences offer a continuing forum to educate and discuss best practices. According […]