If the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty left you high and dry this year, or if their crisis hotline can't help you with food for Passover, here is an alternate source of Passover food for needy Jews.
The haredi soup kitchen-food source Masiba writes:
As the Passover Seder approaches, you are probably already busy making a list of people who will sit at your table, or maybe sorting through invitations to sit at someone else's. Masbia, too, is making plans to extend our seder table to record-breaking numbers this Passover season.
Taking our annual Charoset Drive to the next level, Masbia will provide our largest food distribution since our founding in 2005, just in time for Passover. Distributing 180,000 meals, worth over $600,000, at our three sites and a new distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue, this year's Pesach distribution will supply 2,500 families with kosher-for-Passover staples.
For those of us who have never experienced real need or hunger in our own lives, we often take for granted what we will eat today, tomorrow, and the next day. As Passover approaches, a holiday that asks us to imagine the bitterness of being a slave, I am asking you to think about the many men, women and children who are embittered slaves to hunger, and be grateful that you have not found yourselves in their shoes.…
For members of the community that are in need of a kosher-for-Passover pantry package, please call 1-855-PESACH-FOOD (855-737-2243) OR 718-513-2214 to register for a package. Individuals must call the registration number during business hours, 9AM-5PM, Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 and Monday, April 7 to receive a confirmation number and distribution locations.
For community members not needing kosher-for-Passover pantry items, regular pantry packages and dinner service will continue as scheduled at Masbia's three locations through Thursday, April 10, and will resume after Passover on Wednesday, April 23.…
[Hat Tip: Several readers who use Masiba's services or who support it.]