Met Council Holding 141 Food Distributions

L-R: Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein; Pinny Hikind, aide to New York City Comptroller Brad Lander; Met Council CEO David Greenfield; Assemblyman Lester Chang

NEW YORK – Amid the ongoing national economic crisis, Met Council, America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy, plans to feed more than 200,000 for the High Holidays.

The 141 separate food distributions come as rising costs of food production compounded by economic inflation have created an increased demand for the organization’s assistance and support to put nutritious food on the table of food-insecure community members.

“More families are finding themselves grappling with rising food costs as inflation continues to ripple through our economy,” said Met Council CEO David G. Greenfield.

Distributions are held across New York State including the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Airmont and Albany, as well as several events in New Jersey and Connecticut.

The packaging and distribution are staffed by Met Council’s employees along with an army of more than 600 volunteers.

The distributions include apples and honey, tuna, chicken, gefilte fish, challah, eggs, oil, flour, fresh produce, grape juice, soup mix, rice, canned vegetables and pasta, among other products.

Photo credits: Met Council

Met Council CEO David Greenfield (R) with NYC Council Jewish liaison Pesach Osina

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein (C); with (L) Pinny Hikind, aide to New York City Comptroller Brad Lander.

R-L: Assemblyman William Colton, State Sen. Simcha Felder, Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein (back to camera), and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein

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