Corona Presented Challenges Leket Delivered Solutions
2020 At a Glance
of Food Provided
People Fed Weekly
New Logistics Center
In mid-March, when the stay-at-home order was put into effect, Leket understood that people still needed to eat. Since Leket meal recipients were not permitted to leave their homes to receive their meals at soup kitchens or distribution centers, Leket staff and volunteers began providing door-to-door delivery to the housebound. Rather than delivering meals every day, Leket staff provided each person with a package containing 6 to 8 meals that could be refrigerated and heated up as needed. Before the pandemic started, approximately 9,000 people were reliant upon daily cooked meals from Leket; at the height of the crisis, Leket was supplying meals to over 13,000 people.
Finding New Food Sources
Providing Nutrition Education Workshops During the Lockdowns
Government Officials Show Support
Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, a number of government officials have visited the Leket Israel Logistics Center and met with senior Leket management to discuss opportunities for governmental cooperation. The high-profile visitors included the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin; Knesset Member Naftali Bennett; and most recently, the Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel.