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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
Produce picked and harvested from fields and orchards is transported by Leket’s trucks to hundreds of NPOs which in turn distribute it to needy populations all over Israel.
Our nutritionist offers professional guidance the NPOs on food safety and healthy nutrition to implement best work practices and efficient procedures.
The Agency Relations Department and the Logistics Department assist Leket Israel’s partner NPOs to purchase and install upgraded equipment for safe and efficient food storage.
The department organizes annual NPO conferences, for all Leket partner NPO directors and staff. At these conferences, the participants are brought up to speed about Leket Israel’s activities, especially in the field of advocacy. They also receive food safety guidance from experts. In addition, Leket hosts another conference that is designated for NPOs that cook food in their facilities.
NEVET SANDWICH PROGRAM
Nevet not only provides children with the ability to study on a full stomach, but also gives them the chance to study better, to succeed, and to attain goals that would have otherwise been considered out of their reach. This acts as a stepping stone for the children to become contributing members of society