my brother is getting married and i want to help my parents with suppers for the week prior to wedding. may i use maser money to buy with it the food, ingredients?
One’s parents have preference over others in receiving Tzedaka funds. If one can afford to support their parents without using Maaser funds, he should do so. If not, he may and should support his parents from his Maaser funds.
See Shulchan Aruch Y:D 251:3, 240:5, Shach 251:5. See also Shu”t Chasam Sofer Y:D 229