June At Leket Israel….
June has been a fantastic month for us, here are some highlights
Knesset Members Help in the Fields
Leket Israel has worked hard with the government as passionate advoactes for the poor, and the realtionship deepens each year. Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel with her children, MKs Miki Haimovich, Mickey Levy with his entire family, Omer Yankelevich, Ram Shefa, Idit Silman, Orit Farkash-Hacohen, Yorai Lahav Hertzanu and May Golan all harvested for Israel’s poor.
Farmers Petition the Government to Better Assist Leket
In order to better help the poor acrosss Israel many farmers are petitioning the Israeli government to remove much of the red tape and excess regulation involved in food donation so as to help Leket help the people of Israel more easily
New Distribution Hub
Leket Israel just opened the Kiryat Ata hub from which we expect to distribute no less than 1000 meals per day to those in need!
Supporting a New School
We are working with the at risk school Branco Weiss-Tzfat. Many of the children there have behavioral problems and were previously only receiving bread with cheese spread to eat from the school. Thanks to Leket’s work these children now receive all the nutrition they need and morale among students and faculty have greatly improved.
Helping Christian Israelis Help Others
Leket employs a number of Christian nutritionists who help educate others in Israel regarding proper nutrition, proper food preparation and storage.
- 50 tonnes of the super food Teff distributed to Ethiopian immigrants
- 150 tonnes of carrots, 100 tonnes of beets, 100 tonnes of watermelons and 50 tonnes of onions rescued
- New 26 tonone truck to serve those in need