Monthly Archives: September 2015

Local Organizations and Elected Officials Partnered To Address the Rise of Jewish Child Living in Poverty

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”), The Jewish Education Project, the New York City Department of Education, Council Members David Greenfield and Stephen Levin, the Jewish Community Council of Boro Park, and the UJO of Williamsburg provided 4,000 free kosher lunches to school-age children from low-income families during the week of August 24th. Kosher […]

Senior Impact Day: Engaged in Combating Hunger

In honor of National Senior Citizen Day, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, The Samuel Field Y Senior Day Center, Engage Jewish Service Corps and 50 local seniors participated in Senior Impact Day: Engage in Combating Hunger.  Senior Impact Day was a dual-impact event; it provided seniors in the Queens community with important information and assistance on benefits and services […]

In time for the Jewish New Year, Met Council — the largest kosher food pantry system in the country – Takes Major Steps Towards Providing the Most Dignified Food Pantry Experience

Ahead of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) will provide kosher food to over 67,000 hungry New Yorkers at 74 citywide sites.  The high cost of kosher food presents a unique challenge for many New Yorkers: on average, a kosher meal is 30% more expensive. To enable poor […]