For over thirty years we've been alleviating hunger in needy homes throughout Israel.
And our help is needed now more than ever.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, statistics showed that an alarming 26% of Israeli households were already living in poverty, unable to put food on the table. Since then, extended periods of unemployment, business closures and other challenges have created numerous setbacks that families are still trying to overcome. With food costs significantly rising, the situation continues to worsen, and countless additional families are now in crisis. Parents are struggling to purchase even the most basic groceries to keep their children fed.
But as always, we are driven to bring relief for as many as possible through our Food Support program.
Years of experience have helped us develop our program into one that is at the highest level of efficiency, cost effectiveness and, true to our tradition - dignity. We have relationships with major supermarket chains, where we’ve set up a store credit system that families use, to shop easily and at their convenience.
•Recipients can choose which chain is best for their needs (due to branch location, choice of products, etc.)
•They can shop on their own schedules and are saved any embarrassment from a public food distribution
•The assistance enables families to purchase healthy food staples such as fresh fruits and vegetables, which are otherwise out of budget
•It also allows them to buy ingredients to prepare foods that are traditional and well-loved in their homes. Choosing exactly which products they and their families enjoy, brings households a sense of normalcy and stability.
Our Food Support program provides critical food aid throughout the year, including supplemented assistance for holidays, which are especially costly.
Helping families function at the most dignified level possible is at the core of our mission, and our financially sound procedures keep our overhead incredibly low: Ninety six percent of each dollar you donate goes straight to putting food on the table in Israel’s neediest households.
Applications for food assistance continue to come in at a rapid rate.
Now more than ever, we need your help to keep struggling Israeli families from living in a constant state of hunger.
Please join us in providing nourishment - and dignity - to hundreds of families each month.
Since 1989, we have been privileged to help create happy holiday memories for some 8,000 poor families by discretely distributing vouchers for chicken, meat, and other foodstuffs as well as clothing and shoes.