Jewish groups assured bids would go out to avert looming shortage.
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Alarm bells went off last week when a major Jewish organization learned that the Pentagon had awarded a contract for halal field rations for Muslim soldiers but had not even solicited bids for kosher field rations.
Late one recent Sunday night, three vans set out from an industrial kitchen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, carrying four packaged kosher meals in insulated bags. By early morning, the meals were delivered to homes in nearby Brooklyn, Boston and Washington.
The meals, produced by the Kosher Fresh Diet firm (kosherfreshdiet.com), marked the expansion of its home-delivered products to the Northeast and a growth of the kosher-meals-at-your-doorstep trend.
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