Monthly Archives: February 2015

ANTI-HUNGER ADVOCACY DAY WITH FOOD BANK

Met Council participated in the Food Bank for New York City’s Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day in Albany.  In meetings with New York City’s delegation, Met Council and 50 agency leaders from among New York City’s emergency food providers advocated for increasing Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) funding in the Executive Budget in FY2015-16.  This […]

Met Council Handymen Help Holocaust Survivor

Frida is an energetic 98-year-old Holocaust survivor. Born in Odessa, she lived in Moldova with her husband when World War II broke out. Frida’s husband immediately enlisted to fight the Nazis, while she fled to the East and enlisted in the Corps of Engineers.  During the war, Frida restored blown-up bridges and building. Now, Frida […]

Met Council Client in The New York Times

The New York Times shared how Met Council and The Times readers helped the Maley family: Maria Maley is a single mother, raising two daughters: Nicole, 17, and Danielle, 11. Danielle has severe autism and can do very little for herself. Ms. Maley was unable to afford a home computer, and Nicole traveled every day to […]

PARTNERING WITH S.O.A.P. TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Met Council partnered with S.O.A.P (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Volunteers participated in an interactive briefing on sex trafficking and then canvassed midtown Manhattan in efforts to reach missing children and sex trafficking victims. Met Council volunteers provided outreach materials to midtown hotels in order to find and assist […]

Heschel Students volunteer

Students from The Heschel School joined Met Council for an on-going service program of learning and action. The volunteers participated in a SNAP (supplemental nutritional assistance program, formerly known as Food Stamps) budget simulation to demonstrate some of the challenges hungry New Yorkers face. There are 1.3 million food insecure New Yorkers; one in five […]