New York (Mar. 11)
65,153 meals were served to Jewish unemployed and homeless during January and February by the Department of Sheltering of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of America, the Hias, at its headquarters, Mr. Isaac L. Asofsky, the General Manager, states in a report issued here.
In 1930 the total number of meals provided was 79,982, and in 1931 it was 156,301, which means that in the first two months of this year nearly as many meals were served by the Hias as in the whole of 1930, and almost as many as in the entire year of 1931.
The number of nights of shelter provided totalled 7,226 in January and February 1932. In 1930 the number of nights of shelter provided was 12,917, and in 1931 it was 20,075.
The dormitory and dining room accommodation of the Hias have been greatly enlarged in order to meet the increasing demands.