With schools shuttered over pandemic, NGOs partner to ensure no child goes hungry

NGOs Nevet and Leket Israel have joined forces to deliver warm meals and food packages to families and children in the Nevet Breakfast Program.

For over 9,000 financially and socially disadvantaged school children across Israel, the daily sandwiches they receive during school from Nevet might have been the only nutritious food of their day. Today, when these children are home due to lockdown imposed on the economy, including the school system, the lack of nutritional support presents increased challenges for them and their families.

Working to support the elderly and needy families, Leket Israel, the national food rescue organization which typically collects surplus food to distribute via 200 organizations, has now begun delivering meals directly to homebound seniors throughout the country.

In these unprecedented, challenging times, the two organizations have come together now joining forces to help supply hot meals and food boxes to families and children which regularly rely on Nevet. As privacy has always been a primary goal, school principals in the Nevet program are reaching out to the students directly and identifying those that are in need of support during this challenging time. Local authorities are providing support with volunteers to distribute the food.

MORE: https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/03/26/with-schools-shuttered-over-pandemic-ngos-partner-to-ensure-no-child-goes-hungry/