What We DoHow we help feed the needy in Israel
Who Receives Help
Recipients of food parcels, shoppers at low-cost markets, and those who receive meals at home or in free kitchens include the elderly, holocaust survivors, single-parent families, orphans, widows, and others in need of food assistance.
Salei Mazon ( lit; food baskets) are delivered nationwide, from a central warehouse. An army of volunteers is engaged in the process of packing and delivery. Food basket recipients are identified, screened and approved by the social services departments of local municipalities which work very closely with Colel Chabad to assure that no needy family goes hungry. The monthly food baskets contain all non-perishable household food items, potatoes and root vegetables, as well as cleansers and other consumables needed for the entire month.
Pantry-Packers supports a chain of four at-cost supermarkets, where the poor and near poor can shop affordably and with dignity. The stores are located in areas with high concentrations of poor, large families.
Net sales for the last year were over 50 million shekels ($14 million) representing a gross savings to the shoppers of nearly 20 million shekels. The supermarket chain is slated for expansion in the years ahead.
Meals on Wheels
Hot meals delivered daily to the elderly or disabled who live on their own and are unable to prepare their own food.
Those in need of food receive home delivered hot meals on a daily basis. Wherever necessary, these meals are prepared according to their dietary restrictions.
Nutritous free meals are served daily to needy residents in the cities Arad, Ashdod, Ashqelon, Be’er Sheva, Beit Shemesh, Demona, Jerusalem, Lod, Ramla, Tzfat, and Yerucham. Meals are offered in an atmosphere of dignity and security to those who might otherwise go hungry.
Derech Moshe Baram | Jerusalem
02-626-0035 | Fax: 074-702-3416
Pantry Packers® is a food distribution project of Tzedakah Central/Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating network of social services in Israel – established in 1788.
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