BROOKLYN - Investors Bank is feeding cash to a Brooklyn food bank that was running low on donations.

Shelves at the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Flatbush were barren last week, and the nearly 1,500 families who regularly eat there could have gone hungry, officials say.

So Investors Bank pledged to match up to $25,000 in donations, and the public accepted the challenge to pour in aid.

The kitchen's executive director, Alex Rapaport, says donations generally slow down in the months after the holidays, putting the food supply for needy families at risk.

While donations have increased since the bank's announcement, Rapaport says the soup kitchen is always in need of more.