Category Volunteer

Thank You Kosherfest!

Together with 6,000 food industry professionals, Met Council was thrilled to attend Kosherfest, the world’s largest and most well attended kosher-certified products trade show. As the proud official charity at Kosherfest, Met Council counts on the support and generosity of the food industry to help feed hungry New Yorkers. With overwhelming support from the hundreds […]


At the third annual Stand up for Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Met Council and 30 volunteers canvassed the streets of Murray Hill, distributing lipstick cases with contact information on where victims can receive help to raise awareness of the alarming increase of domestic violence incidents in New York City. Met Council is a leader […]

Met Council Helped Students Start the Year Off Right

This school year, Met Council distributed 200% more backpacks and school supplies to children in need over last year. New school supplies is often cost prohibitive for many low income families. Met Council distributed the backpacks to families at Boro Park JCC, Canarsie JCC, COJO Flatbush, Crown Heights JCC, JCC of Marine Park, Queens JCC, […]

Heschel Students volunteer

Students from The Heschel School joined Met Council for an on-going service program of learning and action. The volunteers participated in a SNAP (supplemental nutritional assistance program, formerly known as Food Stamps) budget simulation to demonstrate some of the challenges hungry New Yorkers face. There are 1.3 million food insecure New Yorkers; one in five […]

Know Your Rights Fair

In Crown Heights, Met Council held Know Your Rights Fair to inform residents of the rights and programs afforded by Federal, State, City governments and the non-profit community. The event brought community leaders and experts from a wide range of services, including: legal, public benefits and housing. In addition, clients received a free pre-packaged dinner. […]

Feeding Our Neighbors

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, UJA-Federation of New York, Engage and Repair the World learned about the prevalence of hunger in the City and participated in various projects to feed our neighbors. The […]

Heat & Eat Cooking Demo

In partnership with the Education Alliance, Met Council held Heat & Eat: Cooking Demo to educate seniors on healthy and budget friendly meals.  Experienced chef and volunteer leader Monita Buchwald led the project, demonstrating how to incorporate healthy and affordable changes into seniors’ diets. Given the high cost of food and home heating in New […]

Domestic Violence Survivor Hanukah Party

At Met Council’s annual Hanukah Party for survivors of domestic violence, families celebrated with games, art projects, makeovers, family portraits and a festive lunch. Professional photographers held photo shoots for the families.  These new portraits celebrated that the survivors and their children remain a family. Volunteers and families participated in menorah making, jewelry design, creating […]

Met Council Participated in First Ever Poverty SLAM

UJA-Federation of New York’s Poverty SLAM brought together Jewish teens and social service leaders to address poverty in the Jewish community. The teens came from day schools, synagogues, youth groups, and Jewish community centers located around the New York City area. Met Council’s Chief Program Officer, Nicole Doniger and Director of Volunteer Services, Stefanie Johnson […]

A Successful JSAM-Which Event

At the second annual JSAM-Which event, Met Council partnered with the Heschel School, Park East Day School and 92st Y to bring together 200 volunteers for an afternoon of service taking action against hunger in New York City. All food packaged was distributed to hunger New Yorkers. Combating food insecurity is one of Met Council’s […]