Before Passover, Met Council helped ensure that the poor and near-poor kosher homes are empowered to celebrate Passover with joy and dignity. Met Council’s Kosher Food Network provided kosher for Passover food to over 160,00 hungry New Yorkers at 111 citywide sites.
The high cost of kosher food presents a unique challenge for many New Yorkers: on average, a kosher meal is 15% more expensive. To enable poor and near-poor New Yorkers to celebrate the upcoming holiday, Met Council distributes an increased amount of food.
“We understand the unique challenge of affording kosher food,” said Met Council CEO Alan Schoor. “In New York City, with more than half a million poor and near-poor Jewish New Yorkers, it is not only our mission, but our obligation to ensure that the most vulnerable New Yorkers, no matter their circumstances, have access to kosher and nutritious food year-round and especially during the holidays. Thanks to our partners in government, private donors and local Jewish Community Councils we are able to work towards meeting this need.”