Arriving alone to a Meir Panim restaurant-style soup kitchen in Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish holidays, Sophia* quietly walked in and sat down at a dining table. Within seconds, a Meir Panim volunteer came to bring her water and a hot meal – meat with stewed vegetables, chickpeas and potatoes. In the midst of the […]
Nearly one fifth of Israelis are living with food insecurity. They are often hungry and their nutrition requirements go unmet. Meanwhile, over a third of all food produced in Israel is wasted; half of it is thrown out though still salvageable for consumption. Members of Knesset Uri Maklev, Moshe Gafni, Hilik Bar, Orly Levi Abekasis, […]
Each day, elderly Israelis struggle with hunger, loneliness and poverty – and this population is growing. According to Yair Asaf-Shapira, researcher for the Jerusalem Institute, while the elderly population of Israel is lower than other countries due to Israel being a relatively young country, the percentage of elderly people compared to the general population is […]
At Zeek, a start-up in Tel Aviv which serves as a platform for British and German shoppers to buy and sell gift cards, all employee ideas are welcome. When Jade Messias, a new employee and recent Oleh from South Africa, had the idea for the company to engage in a volunteer project in advance of […]
Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in Tiberias was buzzing with energy this week as the staff and volunteers prepared for Rosh Hashanah. Led by Branch Manager Varda Shuen, the group filled boxes with a plethora of food items to ensure the restaurant’s regular clients do not go hungry over the holiday.