Israel's Hunger Problem
Food Waste in Israel
Leket Israel’s focus is on food distribution and we are proud to say we now feed over 246,000 Israelis in need each week! Support from our Jewish and Christian donors allows us to provide five star hotel meals to elderly Holocaust Survivors and transfer nutritious meals from IDF bases to schools which provide a last chance for at risk youth.
We are also careful to ensure the food we offer is of the highest nutritional value. Our recipients often struggle with their health, at risk youth and elderly Holocaust Survivors for example. We simply can not offer them anything but the best. A recent scientific study “Food-Aid Quality Correlates Positively With Diet Quality of Food Pantry Users in the Leket Israel Food Bank Collaborative” demonstrates that. You can download that report here.
But our impact is felt much more widely in society. Our expert dietitians provide training to at risk populations like the nomadic Bedouin in how to prepare and store food safely and our expert advice was highly sought after by the Knesset, Israel’s government, when they were searching for means to combat poverty and food waste. Because of our advocacy in the government much of the red tape which prevented farmers and others from feeding the poor has been cut as Leket Israel has assumed all legal liability.