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Throughout Israel students struggle at the margins of society. Coming from low income homes where parents struggle to afford basic rent, these students suffer from academic or behavioral problems and attend special schools where they must either succeed or be expelled from the education system. Leket Israel is there to help provide for these students to ensure their success

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“You don’t understand how much this food helps. My husband is sick, and now I can cook healthy food to bring him. I make full meals with delicious vegetables and fruit – even with meat! This food helps my husband and also it helps me because I get to help my husband. I am so grateful and thankful to Leket Israel, and G-d for the blessing of this food.”


"The welcoming atmosphere truly has a feeling like family and my children look forward to eating there with me.  If it wasn't for places like the soup kitchen and organizations like Leket Israel, I would be eating out of garbage pails. I am so grateful that there are wonderful people out there caring for the weaker population.”

Leket: Its Biblical

‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’”Leviticus 23:22

‘But Ruth said:“Entreat me not to leave you,or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.’ “ Ruth 1:16

‘“And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not humiliate her.Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”’  Ruth 2:15 - 16

Leket is a Mitzvah, a biblical commandment  It is one of Justice and Equality.  Upon entering the promised land after many years as slaves in Egypt, God entered into a covenant relationship with Israel laws regulating their lives. God's desire was that Israel would be a holy nation that other nations will look at his room and say “we need to be like that nation”. These laws included a number of agricultural practices. One of them; leket means to gather or glean.

The Mitzvah of Leket is a “pattern of helping the poor”.  The mitzvah of Leket, allowing the needy to gather produce that has fallen to the ground has been adapted for moderntimes as today in Israel farmers donate acres of produce for Leket Israel to be distributed to Israel’s needy.

Fulfill an ancient commandment in modern israel

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What others are saying

"Leket is an amazing work and hope our efforts will link more and more partners to give and serve!”

Dave Donaldson Co-founder, Convoy of Hope President, Charity Awards





“Leket is leading the way in the rescue, harvesting, and delivery of tons of food for Israel’s needy. Join them! We are!”

Director of Missions, Pentecostal Church of God International,




“As Israel wrestles with the highest poverty rates among developed nations, the work of Leket Israel in rescuing and distributing food is a lifesaving endeavor that I highly applaud.”

Cheryl Weber, Host, 100 Huntley Street TV

Services we offer Non profits across israel

Produce picked and harvested from fields and orchards is transported by Leket’s trucks to hundreds of NPOs which in turn, distribute it to needy populations all over Israel.

Nutritional Guidance
Our nutritionist offers professional guidance the NPOs on food safety and healthy nutrition to implement best work practices and efficient procedures.

Capacity Building
In accordance with Leket Israel’s Infrastructure Improvement Committee’s decision, the Agency Relations Department and the Logistics Department assist Leket Israel’s partner NPOs to purchase and install upgraded equipment for safe and efficient food storage. This assistance allows the NPOs to serve their clientele better


NPO Conferences
The department organizes annual NPO conferences, for all Leket partner NPO directors and staff. At these conferences, the participants are brought up to speed about Leket Israel’s activities, especially in the field of advocacy. They also receive food safety guidance from experts. In addition, Leket hosts another conference that is designated for NPOs that cook food in their facilities.

Nevet Sandwich Program
Nevet not only provides children with the ability to study on a full stomach, but also gives them the chance to study better, to succeed, and to attain goals that would have otherwise been considered out of their reach. This acts as a stepping stone for the children to become contributing members of society.