The Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, which has three locations in New York City and operates a digital breadline for eight hours every day in ten languages, is now reserving time slots for asylum seekers. Since appointments on the digital breadline known as the Plentiful App, are in high demand, and regulars pounce on them as soon as they become available, Masbia will now reserve a half hour every day (2-2:30 p.m.) for newly arrived asylum seekers to New York City to receive free raw food packages at any of Masbia’s three locations. Spanish flyers with this information are distributed by the Masbia Relief Team, along with free, brand-new socks and shoes as they come off the buses at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown.

“We are in high gear to prepare for the High Holiday season, when we usually see an uptick in demand in the neighborhoods we operate in. But that’s not going to stop us from taking on this very important initiative,” said Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.


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