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At a Glance
PROVIDING NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO ISRAELIS IN NEED
Leket Israel is the largest food bank in Israel, and has been a leader and an expert in food rescue nationwide since 2003.
The organization sources, collects and redistributes fresh, perishable, quality food, which would otherwise be considered waste, from farms, hotels, military bases and catering halls. This is done in an effort to aid the quarter of the country’s population that lives below the poverty line.
Leket works with 195 non-profits throughout the country to provide nutritious food to over 175,000 Israelis weekly. Last year alone, Leket collected and delivered over 30 million pounds of fresh, healthy food for the needy.
Leket Israel Follows an Ancient Biblical Commandment which calls for farmers to leave any food which
falls from the tree so the poor of israel can come and eat them for free. The word "Leket" means to
Glean, we glean the fields across israel and get the food to those who need it most.
“Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave that she may Leket (glean), and do not rebuke her.”
“And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you Leket (gather) every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God.”
LEV 19: 10