(New York Jewish Week) — Boxes of kosher potatoes, onions, honey and other High Holiday staples lined the parking lot of the Chesed Center in Borough Park, Brooklyn, as a line of of cars stretched down a few blocks, all filled with mostly Orthodox families in need of food for the holidays.
Tuesday’s food drive and giveaway was part of ongoing efforts by the Met Council, the Jewish-run anti-poverty nonprofit, to meet the needs of impoverished Jews in the New York metropolitan area. Met Council CEO David Greenfield said UJA-Federation of New York Jewish gave the organization an emergency $500,000 grant to help give out food to over 170,000 people this High Holiday season.
“We’re really facing a perfect storm of inflation and lack of federal funding and…
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