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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2020, 11:40:32 PM »
I actually checked it out.

Not airline meals. Packed in paper bags (remember this is NYC, can't pack in plastic containers, they will cause the world to end).

These look like school meals (inspired by Michelle Obama).

Fresh whole apple. Bran Muffin (tasted quite good, though texture didn't feel fresh). Hummus. 1% (green) milk. Some sort of whole wheat bread. Lite plain yogurt. Fresh grape tomatoes.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2020, 11:40:48 PM »
Iíll let you know on Thursday. Assuming its gonna be similar to the non kosher offerings. Maybe kemach cereal and cy milk instead of cheerios and non cy. Lunch deli sandwich or chicken wrap, is what the non kosher menu is serving. So again assume it will be similar.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2020, 12:09:47 AM »
Anyone have any pictures?
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2020, 12:10:05 AM »
I actually checked it out.

Not airline meals. Packed in paper bags (remember this is NYC, can't pack in plastic containers, they will cause the world to end).

These look like school meals (inspired by Michelle Obama).

Fresh whole apple. Bran Muffin (tasted quite good, though texture didn't feel fresh). Hummus. 1% (green) milk. Some sort of whole wheat bread. Lite plain yogurt. Fresh grape tomatoes.
Was that lunch?
Was there also dinner?
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2020, 12:17:28 AM »
Was that lunch?
Was there also dinner?

No dinner. Thatís a sum of the breakfast and lunch packages (I think).
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2020, 12:18:53 AM »
Anyone have any pictures?

Of what? Tuv Taam Hummus? Goldenflow 1% pint container? Fresh apples and grape tomatoes?

Muffin and bread, here you go:

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2020, 12:22:08 AM »
Have u seen the lines ?
If they would hand out a roll of toilet paper along with the meals, then we would see real lines.

If there was also a bottle of lysol to go along, we might need to contact Guinness to document a world record.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2020, 01:26:58 AM »
No dinner. Thatís a sum of the breakfast and lunch packages (I think).

Do you know what are the "three meals" referred to on the page?

"Three Kosher meals a day will be available to any New Yorker who wants one at ten sites in Brooklyn and Queens. The sites are listed below and can also be found in the Meal Hub look up tool."

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2020, 02:08:26 AM »
Are there no Jewish schools in Brooklyn doing free lunch? BYQ has a program fully funded by NYS (at least that's what the email said) providing breakfast and lunch to any family in the school, and they extended the invitation to families from some other Queens schools as well. You pick up twice a week for the whole week. They gave tons of food.

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2020, 06:50:17 AM »
Do you know what are the "three meals" referred to on the page?

"Three Kosher meals a day will be available to any New Yorker who wants one at ten sites in Brooklyn and Queens. The sites are listed below and can also be found in the Meal Hub look up tool."

False advertising to market this as three meals and only offer breakfast and lunch.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2020, 09:25:38 AM »
Are there no Jewish schools in Brooklyn doing free lunch? BYQ has a program fully funded by NYS (at least that's what the email said) providing breakfast and lunch to any family in the school, and they extended the invitation to families from some other Queens schools as well. You pick up twice a week for the whole week. They gave tons of food.
This is only for kids, parents do not get from this program.
Also you should really thank them, this took a ton of effort to get started and now since no other yeshiva seems to do it, they are currently providing meals for about a thousand kids, and more will sign up when the open the link again tonight.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2020, 09:39:37 AM »
This is only for kids, parents do not get from this program.
Also you should really thank them, this took a ton of effort to get started and now since no other yeshiva seems to do it, they are currently providing meals for about a thousand kids, and more will sign up when the open the link again tonight.

do you know for sure they are reopening them for tonight?

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2020, 09:44:36 AM »
do you know for sure they are reopening them for tonight?
This is what I was told.
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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2020, 09:58:39 AM »
Are there no Jewish schools in Brooklyn doing free lunch? BYQ has a program fully funded by NYS (at least that's what the email said) providing breakfast and lunch to any family in the school, and they extended the invitation to families from some other Queens schools as well. You pick up twice a week for the whole week. They gave tons of food.
My sons yeshiva is giving meals for the whole family,  daily.

It's very helpful

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Re: Kosher Meals from DOE Brooklyn and Queens
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2020, 10:24:28 AM »
This is only for kids, parents do not get from this program.
Also you should really thank them, this took a ton of effort to get started and now since no other yeshiva seems to do it, they are currently providing meals for about a thousand kids, and more will sign up when the open the link again tonight.
Correct on it being for kids, but they're not sending individually packaged meals. You write how many kids, and they send it all together - and in abundance based on the first pickup this week. So for example, there was a tin of baked ziti, which is supposed to be 1 lunch for 4 kids. But it's way more than my 4 kids can eat.

And absolutely, this is a huge help for the community. There are certainly families for which this is a lifeline. And even for those that financially don't need it as much, it's a huge convenience at a time when things are difficult managing everything in a house full of kids. It means less trips out to the stores for parents. The pickup system appears to be relatively safe and efficient. As far as it being offered to more than just BYQ - they are the provider/caterer for school lunch for several schools, which is why I believe they started off with some other schools included in the program right off the bat. But that doesn't take anything away from what a big deal, and big effort the whole program is. Kudos to Simcha Noble.