Project Spotlight: Assisting in Fellowship and Helping Families in Need

The Fellowship  |  June 29, 2021

The contents of an IFCJ food box in front of the box itself.
(Photo: Arik Shraga)

Today, Israelis are finding that buying fruits, vegetables, and dairy products is becoming a luxury after the coronavirus crisis has forced many families into difficult financial situations.

In a recent study, we learned that 62% of the entire Israeli public are buying fewer dairy products due to price; 72% stopped buying fruit all together; and 65% were buying fewer vegetables.

That’s been Racheli’s and her family’s experience… Before the pandemic, Racheli worked as a secretary and an evening class manager at a youth center. Her husband worked as a car repair consultant. Both of them lost their jobs during the beginning of the pandemic. It felt like their world was turning upside down.

“I don’t know how we survived,” Racheli says, a mother of two young children.

Maybe her experiences growing up prepared her. There were times where her family “literally didn’t have food on the table.” She learned from this experience. So when both Racheli and her husband lost their income, she was prepared: “I made a plan how to buy the cheapest food and still be able to feed my family somehow.”

But it was also thanks to the care and assistance provided by faithful Fellowship friends around the world. When her family opened a Fellowship food box, full of nutritious foods to keep the them healthy, Racheli knew her family would survive and felt very hopeful.

The Fellowship immediately provided vouchers to buy basic needs and food assistance for families like Racheli’s through our Assisting in Fellowship program. This support means a world of difference to families just struggling to survive.

Through The Fellowship, you can help struggling Jewish families by providing food and other basic needs today.

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