Met Council honored Congress Member Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, New York City Council Member Mark Levine, New York Council Member Mark Weprin, New York State Assembly Member James Brennan, New York State Assembly Member Phil Goldfeder and New York State Assembly Member Nily Rozic, who champion Met Council’s core mission to aid, sustain and empower vulnerable New Yorkers. More than 250 elected officials, policy makers, Jewish community advocates and leaders gathered to show their support for the tens of thousands of poor New Yorkers served by Met Council each year.
“Met Council’s Legislative Breakfast was a wonderful celebration of the partnership between Met Council and our elected officials,” said Met Council Board of Directors President, Steven Price. “The honorees embody the most important qualities of civil servants: they are fierce defenders of our City’s most vulnerable and creative problem solvers in addressing our community’s most pressing challenges.”
“The honorees are embodiments of Met Council’s mission to tzedakah v’gemilut chasadim, acts of charity and deeds of kindness,” said Met Council CEO and Executive Director Alan Schoor. “In their leadership roles in the halls of government and as champions of our communities, Met Council’s Community Partners Award recipients ensure that vulnerable New Yorkers are clothed, fed, housed, cared for and listened to with respect and dignity.”
While proudly serving all New Yorkers in need, Met Council is a unique provider to the Jewish poor. There are more than 500,000 people in poor and near-poor Jewish households in New York City. Met Council services are a lifeline to these vulnerable populations, providing immediate relief and lasting solutions to the problems they face.