Incredible work feeding thousands every week! – Leket IsraelFebruary 16, 2017 - 4 minutes read
We would like to introduce to you one of our primary partners that is doing Incredible work feeding thousands every week in Israel. Founded in 2003 Leket Israel serves meals to all people helping Jews, Arabs and Muslims in the Holy Land. Let’s tune in and learn a brief overview about Leket Israel.
Each day 1.9 million Israelis live in poverty, 850,000 of them are children. Leket Israel works tirelessly to support Israel’s schools, soup kitchens, and anywhere the hungry can be found, with fresh and nutritious meals. We believe we have a scriptural duty to help those in need, particularly those in the Holy Land where we work to help Jews and Arabs, Holocaust survivors and young children. We are very proud of our work, so far we support 180 non profits and provide 140,000 meals a week, but there is much more work to be done.
Leket Is Biblical
In Leviticus 23:22
God Commands in that farmers allow the poor to pick up any food that falls from a tree, ensuring the weak will never go hungry.
What does “Leket” mean?
The word “Leket” means “glean” and is the name of this commandment, in Judaism it is called the “Mitzvah of Leket”, a commandment to perform charity.
Ruth in the Fields of Boaz
The commandment appears again in Ruth 2:15-16 and explains why she felt comfortable walking through a field, taking food from the ground
Fulfill an Ancient Commandment in Modern Israel
As an umbrella organization, Leket Israel also work’s to assist at-risk population groups and the NPOs who serve them through nutrition education, capacity building, and food safety projects designed to improve professional operating standards. Leket Israel serves all population groups at-risk in Israel regardless of gender, ethnic background, or religion.
For the just cost of a coffee you can provide 3 nutritious meals for a Holocaust survivor. You can bless Israel by being a gift to His people. Please stand with Israel, stand with God…today. Supporting the work of Leket Israel is a great way to say: “Israel, You’re not alone!”
Our Process and Impact
Leket Israel’s 50,000 Christian and Jewish volunteers glean fresh and nutritious foods from across Israel
A Bountiful Harvest
Each week Leket Israel gleans 300 tonnes, distributing 25 million pounds in 2016
Feeding those in Need
Each week Leket Israel feeds 150,000 Israelis and provides tens of thousands of students with sandwiches.
Leket Israel is hard at work providing for the two million Israelis living below the poverty line. Fulfilling the ancient commandment to provide for the least of the people of Israel. We work with over 180 non profit organizations and hundreds of schools, providing them with the food they need.
How you can help make an impact
As you can begin to see, Leket Israel is doing great work in the Holy Land and Pillar & Cloud is a proud supporter of the ongoing work they are doing. We are honored to give a tithe of our profits to our partners. Leket Israel is truly fulfilling a biblical mandate. To learn more about how you can help make an impact in the holy land please make sure your signed up to our newsletter first, then you can visit our sharing page here.