Monthly Archives: September 2014

Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill with Food Bank

During Anti-Hunger Awareness Month, Met Council participated in the Food Bank for New York City’s third annual Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day in Washington DC.  In meetings with members and staff of New York City’s Congressional delegation, 50 agency leaders from among New York City’s emergency food providers advocated for restoration of funding of the The Emergency […]

Staff Impact Day: Pre-Screening in Green Markets

Staff members of Met Council traveled to the Boro Park Green Market to educate local shoppers on the availability of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Staff from various departments learned about SNAP eligibility, reached out to community members regarding SNAP’s benefits and used Met Council’s pre-screening app to determine potential client’s edibility. The Pre-Screening in […]

In Time for Rosh Hashanah Met Council Distributed 230,000 Pounds of Kosher Food

Before the Jewish New Year,  Met Council, elected officials and volunteers distributed 230,000 pounds of kosher food, including 60 tons of apples, to an estimated 24,000 families in need at 76 sites throughout New York City.  These holiday food packages allowed families across the five boroughs to partake in holiday festivities despite the often prohibitive […]