Between 50,000-60,000 people from Israel and overseas volunteer annually in Leket Israel’s food rescue and provision programs; of these 70% are children and young adults. Israeli companies also provide significant support, with a few hundred corporate groups volunteering with the organization on an annual basis.
Through the provision of fresh produce, dairy products, and other perishables, Leket Israel is providing vital nutrition to thousands of Israel’s poor they may not otherwise purchase or consume. The enhanced nutritional intake helps improve the recipients’ quality of life.
Leket Israel was inducted as the official Israeli representative of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) in 2011.
SUSTAINABILITY & FAIR ACCESS
By working to reclaim and redistribute food that would have otherwise gone to waste, Leket Israel is providing a sustainable solution to this inevitable waste and is increasing food access to those who need it most.
Ongoing partnerships have been cultivated with over 1,000 food producers and suppliers, and the organization is providing vital support to 180 nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and 100+ schools in over 70 cities spanning the region from Kiryat Shmona in the north to Eilat in the south.
FOOD SAFE AND PROFESSIONAL
Leket Israel works to support NPOs through nutrition education, capacity building, and food safety projects to provide better services to the needy.
Leket Israel makes efficient use of limited food resources, while reducing waste slated for landfills and resulting methane emissions. The organization is “Greenhouse Energy Efficient Certified” and is carbon footprint smart.
Leket Israel strives to create positive social change through its employment program in agricultural gleaning for women and minorities. The organization works to ensure the fair treatment of all its employees and work contractors.
Leket Israel employs a diverse mix of Jews, Muslim Arabs, Bedouin, and immigrants from Russia and Ethiopia.
Leket Israel works to alleviate hunger by rescuing and redirecting tens of millions of lbs of excess food annually to needy beneficiaries including children, youth at risk, the elderlyinvalid, and the impoverished from all backgrounds.