November 2, 2009

Kosherfest Donates 15,000 Lbs. of Food to Jewish Poor

Secaucus NJ…As Kosherfest exhibitors dismantled their exhibits following the two day show that took place October 27-28 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center; several trucks were being loaded with many of the samples for delivery to agencies and centers serving the Jewish poor. For the past six years, the show has been contributing about 15,000 lbs, each year to the Jewish poor being served by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council). And unlike regular food distributions throughout the year, Kosherfest offers Met Council the opportunity to provide specialty items such as kosher frozen meat and poultry, gourmet chocolate and Israeli snack foods. As the largest kosher food network in America, Met Council annually provides more than five million pounds of kosher food to needy families throughout New York City. With community partners like Kosherfest, in addition to a network of Jewish Community Councils and volunteers, Met Council accomplishes this with just seven staff members. In a special ceremony on the opening day of Kosherfest, Rabbi David Cohen of Met Council honored the two organizers of Kosherfest, Menachem Lubinsky, president and CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting and Bill Springer, vice-president of Diversified Business Communications, for their ongoing charity and commitment to the Jewish community.