Monthly Archives: January 2016

Met Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Project Metropair, a free handyman service for Holocaust Survivors and low-income seniors

In commemoration of UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty celebrated the 20th anniversary of providing free home repairs to Holocaust survivors and low-income seniors, Project Metropair.  For two decades, Project Metropair has assisted 20,000 seniors by providing over 80,000 repairs, including installing 10,000 grab bars, 8,500 door locks, 15,000 smoke detectors, […]

Met Council testifies on hunger in New York City

During the harsh winter, together with many social service providers, Met Council shared stories and statistics on hunger in our community. Rena Resnick, Met Council’s Public Affairs Manager, testified: For more than four decades, Met Council has supported and championed families, seniors and adults living in poverty and near-poverty. Met Council provides immediate assistance to […]

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables

Met Council Food Warehouse hosted its second installment of “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables”.  The program, run in collaboration with the Food Bank of New York City aims to educate New Yorkers on how to cook and eat nutritious meals. Using nutrition education workshops and food demonstrations, Just Say Yes works to ensure low-income families […]


As part of a community wide volunteer day, hundreds of young professionals, families and seniors took action against hunger in New York City. Volunteers from Met Council and UJA-Federation of New York, Engage learned about the prevalence of hunger in the City and participated in various projects to feed our neighbors. Volunteers leaders about SNAP […]


The New York Times shared how Harry Solomon, 70, copes with his depression through the loving bond with his service dog, Lucky. When Harry was struggling to make ends meet the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and UJA-Federation of New York stepped in to help with rent.  Read […]