Providing Lifesaving Food and Precious Dignity

 |  January 21, 2016

Yael Eckstein delivering a Passover food card to a young female recipient

Many of us think of a gift card as a thoughtful present to spend on something we might not otherwise buy for ourselves. But for impoverished people in Israel, the gift of providing lifesaving food provided by The Fellowship‘s ministry is a much needed source a year around. These lifesaving gifts mean all the more to these struggling families.

Today in Israel, one in five children go to bed hungry. Their parents may be new immigrants struggling to learn Hebrew so they can get a job, or single mothers left to make ends meet on their own, or a parent dealing with a debilitating illness.

Parents like Aviv, a single mother in southern Israel who is battling cancer. “The medicine that I am prescribed is to save my life,” she explains, “yet making sure that the pantry isn’t empty for my daughter is more important.”

Like Aviv, all of these mothers and fathers share the heartbreak of seeing their children go hungry – and feeling helpless to provide for the people they love the most in the world.

The Fellowship launched our food outreach to provide lifesaving food to more than a quarter of a million impoverished Jewish people in Israel and the former Soviet Union with food boxes filled with food staples as well as the special items needed to celebrate the Seder with dignity.

By giving to The Fellowship‘s Guardians of Israel program, you are helping us meet desperate needs – both body and soul. May God bless you for your generosity.