Despite the numerous obstacles encountered within the agricultural sector, these farmers persistently demonstrate their generosity by donating their excess produce. [This] not only provides sustenance, but also guarantees that the recipients have access to nutritious fruits and vegetables they might otherwise lack. Additionally, it gives the recipients the feeling of being cared for,” he added.
Leket Israel, now marking its 20th anniversary, is the largest food rescue organization in Israel. In 2022, the organization rescued 1.9 million hot meals from hotels, corporate cafeterias and IDF army bases, in addition to the tens of thousands of tons of agricultural produce from farmers and packing houses.
The donated food was distributed through a network of 265 nonprofit partner agencies, feeding 234,000 Israelis in need each week.
— Read on www.jns.org/israel/food-security/23/5/24/290461/