Leket is looking for volunteers to pick produce in the fields for Israelis in need in two locations: Kvusat Shiler (outside of Rechovot) and on Moshav Nahalal (near Yokneam) Sunday – Thursday from 8:00-16:00 (8-10, 10-12…).
Activity is suitable for all ages and for a group of any size. In addition, Leket is looking for volunteers to sort fruits and vegetables at its main logistics center in Ra’anana in preparation for delivery to its nonprofit partners. The activity runs from Sunday – Thursday from 9:00-16:00. Groups of up to 25 people are welcome and the activity is suitable for ages 10+.
Volunteers are needed year round.
There are no volunteer costs.
Founded in 2003, Leket Israel serves as the country's largest food bank and food rescue network actively working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel's diverse population.
Statistics reveal that a quarter of Israel’s 7.7 million citizens (1.9 million people) are living in poverty; among them are some 850,000 hungry children. Yet, at the same time, literally hundreds of thousands of tons of perfectly good, nutritious food are needlessly destroyed each year. Furthermore,studies in Israel indicate that nearly a quarter of the country's population suffers from an imbalanced or insufficient diet due to poverty.
The paradox of nutritional insecurity in the face of large scale food wastage led in 2003 to the establishment of Leket Israel. Today, with the assistance of 55,000 annual volunteers, Leket Israel operates the country’s foremost food rescue programs - reclaiming and distributing over a half million pounds of nutritious food every week to benefit Israel's poor. Fresh produce, prepared meals, and manufactured perishable goods are rescued or sourced from over 1,000 food suppliers and redistributed free of charge to 180 nonprofit organizations (NPOs) serving over 140,000 needy people on a weekly basis. In addition, Leket Israel supplies over 1.2 million volunteer prepared sandwiches (7,500-8,000/day) to underprivileged children from 130 schools in over 30 cities.
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.
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Please fill out the online application form through the following link, and we will contact you.
Donations are always welcome!