Hunger: Israel’s Hidden Security Threat
One in Five
Israeli families are nutritionally insecure
Children go to school hungry each day
One in Four
Holocaust survivors are living in Poverty
Getting Food to Those Who Need It
Even every day working Israelis can be threatened with hunger, many with families to support as well. Because of this Leket Israel works with soup kitchens across the country.
One in Four Israelis who experienced the deprivations of the Holocaust are experiencing them again in old age, Leket Israel works with dozens of seniors homes across the country to assist them
Nutrition is one of the most critical indicators of a child’s future. Leket Israel is there for hundreds of students below the poverty line
Gleaning in the Fields of Boaz
Leket Israel fulfills Biblical Commandments to source healthy, nutritious food for those in need across Israel
2,250,000 Hot Meals
Thanks to partnerships with the IDF, Businesses and others, Leket Israel recieved over two million hot meals in 2018
15,500 Tons of Fruits and Vegetables
Thanks to partnerships with farmers across Israel, Leket has gleaned 15,500 tons of fruits and vegetables in 2018
Both Jews and Christians have travelled to Israel to assist in Leket’s work, over fifty thousand worked with us last year
The word Leket means to Glean, to provide for the poor and hungry from the bounty of the fields as commanded in Deuteronomy 24.
Leket Israel is committed to financial integrity and transparency, which is why we provide our yearly financial reports.
In its fifteen years of operation Leket Israel has been endorsed by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former ambassador Dan Shapiro and has worked to implement bills with the Knesset
If it wasn’t for places like the soup kitchen and organizations like Leket Israel, I would be eating out of garbage pails. I am so grateful that there are wonderful people out there caring for the weaker population
This is one of the new elderly centers that we began working with several weeks ago as a part of our new initiative. Leket provided new hot plates for them to maintain warmth of food after it is delivered to them
“Leket Israel is one of those organizations you can’t believe didn’t exist before it existed. They feed 175,000 people every day through partnerships with more than 200 non-profit organizations. Those are staggering numbers. One man started it. One group of individuals made it grow.”