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Christian Friends of Leket Israel

The Problem: Hunger and Food Waste in Israel

25% Israelis are nutritionally insecure.

But over 35% of healthy nutritious food in Israel is wasted!

Ending food waste will end hunger in Israel.

Our Mission

To lead the safe, effective and efficient collection and distribution of surplus nutritious food in Israel, to those who need it.

Our Vision

An Israel where all surplus, nutritious food is rescued and directed to those who need it.

Our Values

Leket: Its Biblical

We take the Biblical commandment of “Leket” seriously. God commands in Lev. 23:22

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.”

We practice this Biblical commandment in modern Israel by harvesting food from Israel’s fields and from partners in the IDF and business to provide for Israel’s poor.

Curious about Leket, the commandment which saved Ruth and Naomi?

Partnering with Christians

God is bringing Christians and Jews together in a powerful way.

“I believe that we at Leket Israel are a living example of perhaps the most exciting thing that God is doing in the world today. Bringing Christians and Jews together for His purposes for Israel. For Christian who believes that God expects you to be a blessing to the people of Israel, when you support Leket Israel you are supporting a Jewish charity and your donation goes directly to Israelis in need.” Joseph Gitler, founder of Leket Israel: The National Foodbank

Curious how God is moving to bring Christians and Jews together?

Biblical Stewardship

We believe and practice:

  • God’s ownership of everything in the world
  • Our responsibility to be good stewards for God
  • Our need to be accountable
  • Our need to be rewarded spiritually

Of each dollar donated (pie chart of where each penny goes)

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How Leket Israel: The National Food Bank feeds 250,000 Israelis a week

Sourcing Healthy Nutritious Food

From Business

Major corporations like the Israel Electric Company and others donate food to Leket Israel

From the Army

In 2017 the IDF donated over 460,000 prepared meals to Leket Israel

From Farmers

In 2019 Israeli farmers donated over 40 millions pounds of fruits and vegetables

Donating my food to Leket Israel the last four years is giving back to the Israeli community
Rueven Cymbal
Farmer

Sorting, Storing and Delivering Food

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From Business

Major corporations like the Israel Electric Company and others donate food to Leket Israel

From the Army

In 2017 the IDF donated over 460,000 prepared meals to Leket Israel

From Farmers

In 2019 Israeli farmers donated over 40 millions pounds of fruits and vegetables

Our Impact: Feeding 250,000 Israelis in Need Each Week!

Holocaust Survivors

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At Risk Youth

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Low Income Families

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Our History

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Our Key Staff

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It was such a simple idea, take from those who are wasting it and give it to those who need it.

I never imagined we would be here 18 years later able to feed hundreds of thousands of Israelis each week.

Joseph Gitler

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Founder

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I am proud of this small group of 100 staff and volunteers.

They make the food rescue operation happen and give it to those who really need it.

Gidi Kroch

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CEO

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It is a real blessing to be part of Israel’s story.

I really believe Leket Israel allows us to be part of God’s plan and his redemptive work in Israel.

Ray and Rosalind MacDonald

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Christian Connections

Awards and Endorsements

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