Serving as the country’s National Food Bank and largest food rescue network, Leket Israel works to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among the growing numbers of Israel’s poor. Each year, with the help of 40,000 volunteers, Leket Israel rescues over 700,000 meals and 21 million lbs of produce and perishable goods, and supplies over 1.25 million (7,500/school day) volunteer-prepared sandwiches to underprivileged children. Food that would have otherwise gone to waste is redistributed to hundreds of non-profit partners caring for the needy.
Leket Israel offers cooperative purchasing, nutrition education, and food safety projects to further assist its partners.
To learn more about Leket Israel, visit their official website.