Helping to Give Back, One Onion at a Time
Posted on 07/14/2013 @ 01:37 PM
Our Israel Journey Plus trip provides our participants with the chance to connect to their history, to celebrate their future and to explore their Jewish identity. However, more important then the impact that Israel has on our teens, is the impact that our teens have on Israel. Israel Journey Plus includes 24 hours of community service.
Recently our Israel Journey #2 & Plus #1 group volunteered with Leket Israel. Leket Israel serves as the country's largest food bank and food rescue network actively working to alleviate the problem of nutrition insecurity among Israel's diverse population. Below is a thank you note that our group received.
I am writing to thank you again for volunteering with Leket Israel’s Project Leket: gleaning fruits and vegetables for distribution to Israel’s needy during your visit. It was truly a pleasure meeting you.
We greatly appreciate your participation, hard work and enthusiasm. Together you managed to pick an amazing 1800kg of onions , helping to feed well over 900 families that week. Please feel free to spread the word and tell your friends and colleagues to join us on their future visits to Israel.
As you may already know, Leket Israel – The National Food Bank and leading food rescue network, actively works to alleviate nutritional insecurity through its many food rescue and redistribution projects. Leket Israel provides food and nutritional support to 140,000+ people each week with an annual distribution of 21 million pounds of produce and perishable goods, close to 1,000,000 hot meals rescued and 1.5 million volunteer prepared sandwiches for underprivileged school children.
Thank you and we look forward to greeting you back in the fields in the near future.
All the best,