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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2020, 10:36:35 AM »
Are there no Jewish schools in Brooklyn doing free lunch?

Most large to mid-sized Chassidish schools are providing breakfast and lunch daily. Things like bread, spreads, cereal, and milk (one in particular started out with gefilte fish, blintzes, etc but I can imagine the feedback they got. They quickly changed to basics).
The one I know best has prepackaged boxes ready. Each box is meant for 4 kids, so if you're picking up for 6-8 kids you get 2 boxes. Since bread and cereal are packaged as is, you end up getting a lot more food than 4 kids could possibly eat.
When you first get in line you provide your phone number, which is preprogrammed in their system with how many kids you can pick up for. You receive a receipt which you present when you reach the pickup station, and based on that you get a box or two (or three).

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2020, 11:27:26 AM »
Most large to mid-sized Chassidish schools are providing breakfast and lunch daily. Things like bread, spreads, cereal, and milk (one in particular started out with gefilte fish, blintzes, etc but I can imagine the feedback they got. They quickly changed to basics).
The one I know best has prepackaged boxes ready. Each box is meant for 4 kids, so if you're picking up for 6-8 kids you get 2 boxes. Since bread and cereal are packaged as is, you end up getting a lot more food than 4 kids could possibly eat.
When you first get in line you provide your phone number, which is preprogrammed in their system with how many kids you can pick up for. You receive a receipt which you present when you reach the pickup station, and based on that you get a box or two (or three).
Families are saving HUGE amounts on food, thanks to this.
some Yeshiva's even have delivery.

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2020, 11:30:59 AM »
Glad to hear this is being done in other places as well.

Just got today's meal pickup from BYQ - they included shabbos food too!

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2020, 11:40:05 AM »
Glad to hear this is being done in other places as well.

Just got today's meal pickup from BYQ - they included shabbos food too!

BYQ seems to be different.

AFAIK all local schools are providing free meals to families. Breakfast and Lunch. Some offer daily pickup, some 2-3 times a week.  I haven't heard of any local school providing Shabbos food.

On a side note, I don't think it will be enough to save LY, but this is definitely a major revenue boost.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2020, 12:08:00 PM »
Breakfast and lunch. Add an 8 oz paper milk (CY) carton to each.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 12:11:32 PM by grodnoking »
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2020, 12:12:13 PM »
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2020, 01:05:12 PM »
do you know for sure they are reopening them for tonight?
This is what I was told.
Not happening tonight. Maybe in the future.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2020, 12:29:50 PM »
Breakfast and lunch. Add an 8 oz paper milk (CY) carton to each.

So is the menu identical every day?
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
So is the menu identical every day?
I dont know. We are not going again, not worth it.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2020, 12:46:04 PM »
So is the menu identical every day?
They said they were going to add items. Each item needs to get red tape approval and the objective was to get it off the ground quickly.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2020, 01:14:45 PM »
Did anyone actually go back today after yesterday's disappointment?

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2020, 01:15:50 PM »
Did anyone actually go back today after yesterday's disappointment?
I assume it will take more time than that to add items.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2020, 01:31:19 PM »
Did anyone actually go back today after yesterday's disappointment?
Same as yesterday’s.

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2020, 01:56:54 PM »
Did anyone actually go back today after yesterday's disappointment?

How could anyone be disappointed? In order to be disappointed, one needs to have expectations. What would you expect from Borenstein?

They said they were going to add items. Each item needs to get red tape approval and the objective was to get it off the ground quickly.

They are accustomed to getting meals off the ground, but at this time when no-one's flying, I guess nothing is getting off the ground.  ;)

That being said, does anyone have some pull so we can get the DOE to switch to Hermolis, La Casa, or even Weiss (or whatever they renamed themselves) or Masbia.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 02:07:19 PM by ExGingi »
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