Faces of The Fellowship: Ana

Faces of The Fellowship: Ana

Credit:Yael with Ana, who made her a casserole with foods from Ana's previous Fellowship food delivery. (photo: Olivier Fitoussi)

Ana is a 92-year-old woman from Belarus living alone in Israel. She participates in The Fellowship‘s With Dignity and Fellowship project, which provides impoverished elderly assistance with food, medicine, and companionship.

Ana also receives monthly deliveries from The Fellowship‘s virtual supermarket, which offers elderly who are strong enough to cook but too weak to go shopping an opportunity to order food for free. Fellowship volunteers visit Ana’s home with a laptop and help her order the food she wants. Soon after, the food is delivered to her apartment. Both visits provide much-needed companionship for elderly shut-ins like Ana.

The Fellowship‘s Yael Eckstein recently helped deliver one of Ana’s food boxes. During the visit, she offered Yael some of a vegetable casserole she’d cooked with food from a previous Fellowship delivery. Our donors’ compassionate support helps elderly people like Ana maintain a sense of independence and dignity during their final years. Ana is very grateful for this help, evidenced by her effusive praise to Yael for The Fellowship and all we do for her.

Learn how you can help other elderly Israelis in need receive lifesaving assistance. 

And help us keep impoverished elderly people, including Holocaust survivors, warm this winter when you support our Operation Winter Warmth project!

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