Forest Hills Pantry expands food delivery program with DoorDash

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A nonprofit soup kitchen and food pantry is bolstering its delivery services in Brooklyn and Queens with help from DoorDash.

Food delivery service workers dropped off nearly 2,500 grocery packages last month on behalf of Masbiaa kosher-certified food access program with two outposts in Brooklyn and one in wooded hills.

The partnership, which began in February, continues, with plans for DoorDash to make more than 1,000 weekly deliveries on behalf of families served by Masbia, the groups said.

“We have seen firsthand the challenges of meeting the growing need to bring food to our neighbors in need – especially bringing dignity to people by phasing out their experience of bread one family at a time,” said Masbia executive director Alexander Rapaport hinting at the long food. even longer pantry lines in the middle of the pandemic like the city the hunger crisis has worsened (and still hasn’t faltered).

In addition to its meals on site, Masbia distributes free of charge, takeaway food parcels from its three outposts daily, but DoorDash deliveries allow people to shop at home.

The food pantry uploads deliveries for their customers online, and DoorDash workers deliver the food to their homes, according to a DoorDash spokesperson, who added that anyone interested in the services should contact Masbia.

“This partnership is part of our ongoing work to expand access to food through Project DASH and underscores the importance of businesses and community leaders coming together to break down barriers and meet our most vulnerable neighbors where they happen to be,” said Sascha Owen, senior government manager. relationships at DoorDash.

DASH Project is DoorDash’s social impact project where it partners with different food banks and organizations to solve local food access issues.

In the case of its partnership with Masbia, DoorDash helps ensure the delivery of kosher groceries and meals for Jewish families in Brooklyn and Queens who might otherwise struggle to find food that meets their dietary needs. .

Masbia is the only kosher-certified soup kitchen in America that’s open to the public every day, it saysbut its services are open to everyone, especially since Brooklyn and Queens are among the most populous boroughs facing food insecurity, the data shows.

“DoorDash is proud to partner with Masbia, an organization New Yorkers in need have relied on for over a decade, to power the delivery of kosher groceries and food,” Owen added.

Find out more about Masbia hereand get additional information about his Forest Hills Pantry-Slash-Soup-Kitchen, located at 105-47 64th Road, here.