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Elected officials, community leaders and friends of Met Council joined our board members and staff at Met Council’s Annual Legislative Breakfast on June 4th. The event celebrated Met Council’s 45 years of serving New Yorkers in need. Honorees included Member of Congress Nydia Velazquez, Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie, New York […]

Ladies’ Day Out Supports Domestic Violence Survivors

On Tuesday, April 25, Met Council held its fourth annual Ladies’ Day Out event. We thank the 100 women who attended, helping us raise more than $70,000 in critical funds to support our Family Violence Services work.  Attendees had the opportunity to shop at a variety of boutiques including jewelry, clothing, body care products, and […]


Met Council continued its annual tradition of providing kosher for Passover food to the poor and near-poor throughout New York City.  This year, Met Council distributed approximately 1.8 million pounds of kosher for Passover food through 116 sites, providing food to over 179,000 people or 30,000 households.  The citywide distribution enabled thousands of families to […]

Purim Parties for Holocaust Survivors

We celebrated Purim in a big way this year, with several parties for Holocaust survivors as part of the Holocaust Survivor Program. The first was a festive pre-purim event, held with the Canarsie JCC, and attended by 160 Holocaust survivors. Talented musicians performed songs in Russian, Yiddish and English. Councilman Alan Maisel and Chief of […]

Broadway Beckons

Our Holocaust Survivor Program is geared to provide opportunities for participants to spend time with others who have similar backgrounds. It is also chance to make new friends, and to alleviate the social isolation that many experience. On February 22, 37 people in the Holocaust Survivor Program attended The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway. […]

Met Council & Partners Commemorate Martin Luther King Day With Day Of Service

On January 16, Martin Luther King Day, volunteers assembled at Union Temple in Brooklyn, for a day of service. They came from UJA Time for Good, Repair the World, Met Council on Jewish Poverty, and Union Temple. Inside the elegant third floor ballroom at Union Temple, there were stalls, booths, and volunteers managing service projects. […]

Our Client’s Kind Words Mean A Lot

There are few things more rewarding than hearing from our clients about how our work has touched their lives.  Irina Miagkova recently received a letter from clients in Brooklyn, thanking Met Council for the food that their family receives. They also wrote about how the food donations enabled them to make positive changes in their […]

Holocaust Survivor Photography Project

In January, we held a three-day photography event which spanned across Brooklyn and Queens, for participants in the Holocaust Survivor Program. We obtained the pro-bono services of Clifford Lester, to take black and white portraits of our survivors. He is a photography professor at Cypress College in Cypress, California, and the child of Holocaust survivors […]

Talking Turkey – Met Council and Partners Provide Kosher Food for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkey and the trimmings. On November 13, the Canarsie JCC was the scene of activity as ingredients for holiday kosher meals were assembled.  Recipients were also provided with a generous fresh produce parcel funded by UJA Federation teen philanthropy initiative. With the generous donations of City Harvest and […]

We Did It – $1,013,685 Raised In 24 Hours

We did it! In just 24 hours, Met Council raised $1,013.685. Starting at 11:00am on Sunday, December 18th, Met Council conducted a crowdfunding phone-a-thon campaign with, a website that helps nonprofits implement crowdfunding campaigns. As we approached the 24-hour mark, excitement grew and gifts poured into the site helping us exceed our goal of $1,000,000. […]