How One Charity is Preventing a Famine in Israel

by Leah Rosenberg

“People who used to buy four kilos of potatoes now only buy two!” exclaims Varda, a fruit and vegetable store owner in southern Israel. Her story is not unique to the current situation in Israel today. That’s because mass layoffs and unemployment have introduced many people in Israel to the world of poverty. 

This daunting phenomenon has sent government offices scrambling to come up with solutions. But their incompetence has ended up placing much of the funds allocated to those affected by the corona crisis into the hands of many people who don’t even need it. 

This leaves the newly impoverished people in Israel out in the cold. 

Varda has decided to do her part and donate all of her excess fruits and vegetables to the hungry people in Israel. And she knows that there is one organization in Israel that she can rely on to get that food to those who need it most – Meir Panim. Meir Panim (the light of one’s face) is a charitable organization that has established soup kitchens throughout Israel. 

But these aren’t your typical soup kitchens. They look just like restaurants fully staffed with volunteer waiters and chefs.

But now that everyone is still reeling from the fallout of the corona-crisis, Meir Panim has been forced to shift gears providing takeaway menus for Israel’s downtrodden. But the new influx of poverty-stricken Israelis is beginning to overwhelm this Holy Organization. That’s why they are scrambling to find ways to acquire more donations from Israel’s friends who don’t want the country’s people to starve.

In other words, if you were not hurt by the covid-crisis, and you have money to spare, any amount would be greatly appreciated. Your donation can prevent starvation in the Jewish state.

The crisis is tantamount to a famine in the Land of Israel, similar to what happened when Jacob sent his sons to down to Egypt in search of sustenance:

Now I hear,” he went on, “that there are rations to be had in Egypt. Go down and procure rations for us there, that we may live and not die.” (Genesis 42:2)

And although there is no actual food shortage in Israel, there might as well be since so many Israelis can’t afford to acquire it.Prevent this unnecessary famine in the Holy Land. Do your part. Donate to Meir Panim today.

Credit: Meir Panim

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