Fulfilling an ancient biblical command right now in modern Israel

The Need is Great

Serving as the country's National Food Bank and largest food rescue network, Leket Israel works to alleviate the problem of hunger among the growing numbers of Israel's poor. Each year, with the help of 45,000 volunteers, Leket Israel rescues over 700,000 meals and 21 million lbs of produce and perishable goods, and supplies over 1.25 million (7,500/school day) volunteer prepared sandwiches to underprivileged children.

30,000 Meals Each Day

In total we are rescuing hundreds of tons of perishable food each month, delivering 30,000 meals to Israel’s hungry each day and elisting thousands of volunteers for agricultural gleaning each month!

Auschwitz Survivor

At the age of 83, Rachael Marom actively runs the LeKol Dichfin Soup Kitchen in Haifa’s Neve Sha’an neighborhood. As a Holocaust survivor, Rachael has always been determined to help alleviate hunger in her area by providing hot nutritious meals to those in need.

"Many Christians are unaware of the growing rate of poverty which exists in Israel."The annual report of the National Insurance Institute reveals that 28% of Israelis live below the poverty line.

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Each year, with the help of 40,000 volunteers, Leket Israel rescues over 700,000 meals and 13 million lbs of produce and perishable goods, and supplies over 1 million (7,000/day) volunteer prepared sandwiches to underprivileged children.

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BECAUSE THE NEED IS GREAT

Many Christians are unaware of the growing rate of poverty in Israel.

Jerusalem Report magazine in a Jan 16, 2012 cover story focusing on poverty indicates that, after counting welfare transfers and other social benefits, an astounding 32.6% of Israelis live under the poverty line. This includes 36% of Israeli children and 25% of Israeli Holocaust survivors.

Paradoxically, every year in Israel, millions of pounds of excess prepared and perishable food are thrown in the garbage. Leket Israel was founded in January 2003 to ensure that excess food isn’t wasted, but rather ends up at its proper destination: people in need.

Serving as Israel’s umbrella organization for the donation of surplus food, Leket Israel  collects excess, unsold food and delivers the food to non-profit organizations throughout Israel that serve those in need. Read More »


MAKING A LITTLE GO A LONG WAY

A $50 donation = 3 meals/day for 1 family for 1 month!

In 2011, Leket Israel was able to rescue from over 350 food producers, 700,000 meals and over 21 million lbs of produce and perishable manufactured food items, redistributing it to 300 non profit organizations working with the needy.  The organization also distributed over 1,250,000 meals to school children from dysfunctional homes in 24 cities. Read More »

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