A New Model for Feeding the Hungry

The Fellowship  |  September 12, 2022

Yael Eckstein and The Fellowship providing food to hungry elderly in Israel
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

As so many people across Israel struggle to feed themselves and their families, The Fellowship’s faithful friends continue to help them. And this help is becoming easier to give and more efficient, The Jerusalem Post reports, with an initiative to feed the hungry made between The Fellowship and the Israeli government:

More than NIS 210 million ($62 million) is being infused into Israel’s welfare system to help people in need across the country – mostly the elderly – with food and basic supplies.

In June 2022, the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) signed a historic agreement with the ministry, becoming its strategic partner for at least the next three years in distributing food (including baby formula for needy families) and other necessities, paying for medical needs, assisting with housing, basic electrical appliances and furniture and providing shoes and clothing. 

The Fellowship is providing half the funding, which will go directly to 257 municipalities in which families, senior citizens and Holocaust survivors are looking for help. 

The move expands the options for assistance and strips away many of the bureaucratic obstacles that stood in the way of getting help, as well as improves delivery – making it more discreet and respectful…

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