When Careen, a single mom to a son with autism needed to visit a food pantry, she was met with kindness. It made all the difference.
See her story
NYC mayor reports
lack adequate food.
of kosher food distributed through Met Council.
More than 7,500 volunteers helped cook, pack, and deliver food to
including Holocaust survivors.
served by our digital food pantry system since 2017.
Long before Covid-19 hit, food insecurity was a heartbreaking reality for far too many individuals and families in New York’s Jewish community. Now the pandemic has made a tough situation worse: Lunch programs at senior centers have been forced to shut down. Children have been unable to receive city-funded hot meals. Unemployment has hit record highs. The number of New Yorkers dealing with food insecurity has increased by 33%. And the Jewish community hasn’t been spared.
Not being able to feed yourself or your family is hard enough. Asking for help shouldn’t make you feel diminished. That’s why we’re putting the dignity of clients front and center, through our digital food pantries.
Your support will help vulnerable, low-income New Yorkers access free, nutritious food.
We’re continuing to transition the food pantries in our network to a digital system, allowing people to choose the food they want and need. And we’re making sure the elderly and others continuing to shelter in place get the food they need — safely.Donate Now