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About Leket Israel
Leket Israel is the largest food rescue organization in Israel. Its vision calls for rescuing all edible surplus food and redistributing it to people in Israel who are experiencing food insecurity.
The organization operates an expansive logistics center, employs more than 100 people, and engages tens of thousands of volunteers in its charitable activities. In 2019, Leket Israel rescued approximately 2.2 million prepared meals from IDF army bases, hotels, catering companies and other sources, as well as 15,500 tons of surplus fruit and vegetables donated directly by agricultural producers. Each week, the surplus food is distributed to approximately 175,000 people in need, through Leket’s network of 200 partner NPOs operating throughout all regions of Israel. The needy populations receiving the rescued food lack not only regular access to healthy food but also knowledge and awareness of good nutrition and its impact on health. For this reason, in 2019, Leket Israel nutritionists conducted 80 workshops on healthy nutrition on a limited budget to benefit the needy. Leket Israel monitors the quality of all rescued food, both in terms of ensuring optimal conditions for food safety and maintaining nutritional value.
Leket Israel’s field in Binyamina. Photo: Leket Israel Archive
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