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Rep. Clarke Visits the Masbia Soup Kitchen

Yesterday, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke visited the Masbia Soup Kitchen of Flatbush, where she served meals to those in need. The UJA Federation-Met Council- Masbia Community Kitchen opened last November and serves close to 100 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day.

“Tough economic times and high unemployment rates have hit New Yorkers hard. Masbia of Flatbush provides an invaluable service to the City of New York and thanks to them, families will have one less meal to worry about,” stated Rep. Clarke.

“As we all know, New York has been hit hard by this recession. While I am optimistic about early economic indicators pointing to a recovery, many New Yorkers are still having a hard time finding jobs. It is organizations like Masbia which truly help our communities in times of need,” added Rep. Clarke. “That’s why jobs remain my number one priority.”

The House has already passed the Jobs for Main Street Act to launch more job-creating projects, help small business hire workers, increase emergency aid for families struggling without a steady paycheck, and put Americans back to work. The House has also passed a clean energy jobs bill that is estimated to create more than 1.7 million new jobs by working with Recovery Act investments.

“Just one year since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law, over 40,000 jobs were created in New York by the stimulus. While I am confident that this great state and nation is headed towards economic prosperity, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to push more legislation that will create more jobs for our citizens,” concluded Rep. Clarke.