Connect2Care

Surge Of Poor In N.Y. Suburbs Poses Challenge

Survey shows ‘startling’ increases in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, and among Orthodox, Russian-speaking Jews.

07/17/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

The clients she sees “are all over the map” in terms of how hard they’ve been hit by the recession, said Peggy Jaeger, Nassau County director of Connect2Care, UJA-Federation of New York’s program to help members of the Jewish community who are unemployed or underemployed.

Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen network and food pantry, has seen its numbers grow to 500 clients a day.
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