Boro Park: Over 150 Tons Of Pesach Food To Be Distributed To Needy Families


Over 300,000 pounds of food is being distributed to approximately 1,000 families in need during the Boro Park Jewish Community Council’s (BPJCC) annual food distribution. “We understand how tough it can be for large families to cover the expenses of the Passover holiday,” says Yidel Perlstein, BPJCC Board member and Community Board 12 Chairman. “That is why we make it a priority to offer all the assistance we can to those in our community who need it most.”

“Helping families in need, helping our community, feeding children—every day I work at City Hall is spent making things like this happen in Boro Park and Midwood,” says Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents Boro Park and Midwood. Other Councilmen attending the event include Councilman Mathieu Eugene and Councilman Mark Treyger.

Families will receive 50 pounds bags of potatoes, onions, apples, and oranges. Cases of chicken, fish, grape juice, apple juice, eggs, Potato starch, sugar, salt, oil, nuts and seltzer will also be distributed.

“We couldn’t do it without the assistance of the BPJCC,” says Zisman Warshawer, an appreciative recipient of BPJCC services. “Just knowing that the BPJCC is there for us relieves a huge amount of the pre-holiday pressure. I don’t know how we would do it without them and the services they provide round the year.”

The Boro Park Jewish Community Council in conjunction with the Met Council and Boro Park Shomrim will distribute the food at the following location and time:

LOCATION: 4217 New Utrecht Ave. – Brooklyn, NY 11219
TIME: Thursday, March 22 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (Elected officials arriving starting at 4:00 p.m.)

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