Founded in 2003, Leket Israel serves as the country's largest food bank and food rescue network actively working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel's diverse population. Help Israel's Needy - Support Israel's National Food Bank.
Statistics reveal that a quarter of Israel’s 7.7 million citizens are living in poverty; among them are some 850,000 hungry children. Nearly a quarter of the country's population suffers from an imbalanced or insufficient diet due to poverty.
As an umbrella organization, Leket Israel also works to assist at-risk population groups and the nonprofit organizations who serve them through nutrition education capacity building and food safety projects designed to improve professional standards among NPOs and other food provision agencies