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Kosher Soup Kitchen Serves Up Voter Registration Forms

Thousands of needy clients urged to meet Friday's deadline.

08/15/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Hundreds of needy New Yorkers who will visit three kosher soup kitchens today will get something more than a hot chicken meal. So will hundreds more who receive family food packages.

They'll get a chance to have a voice.

A side order of democracy: Masbia wants needy clients to be heard. Adam Dickter

Jewish Groups Praise Child Nutrition Law, With Qualms

12/03/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish groups praised the renewal of a law funding school meals, but expressed concern that it was financed in part by money designated for food stamps.

The approval in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act means the bill -- which had been subject to some last minute wrangling -- is ready for enactment by the president.

The bill extends for another ten years funding for school lunches and breakfasts for children from families that depend on the meals, estimated at 4.2 million households.

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