Lending A Helping Hand

Monday, Septmeber 13, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
by Pete Davis

REGO PARK, QUEENS -- State Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Joe Addabbo recently took a tour of Masbia Soup Kitchen, the only Kosher soup kitchen in Queens. 

Masbia, on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, opened in March with the help of Henry and Susie Orenstein via the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and it is already serving more than 120 people a day, five days a week.

Every Thursday, clients – mostly local seniors and families with children – are given weekend packages of cooked and raw food to take home.

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