“Meir Panim represents the best of what this country is and represents the essence of the Jewish State, of Zionism, and everything we stand for.”
Dear Friends, Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing Meir Panim’s activities on behalf of the needy in Israel. Meir Panim is an organization with a vision to eradicate poverty through supplying services to the needy with dignity and with a view to aiding them in their return to an independent lifestyle. Its restaurants and equipment centers, along with its clubs for children and youth at risk and vocational training courses, serve to give weaker populations solutions to their needs while maintaining their self respect.
Meir Panim’s reputation has spread from one end of the country to the other, as an organization devotedly involved in the needs of the public.
The Meir Panim organization brings people together, and bridges the gap between the different ethnic groups, communities and sectors that make up the population of Israel. But all this is nothing at all in comparison to their endless devotion and concern for the underprivileged among us who depend on the generous gifts of other people.
l am grateful for the opportunity to recognize the fine work the Meir Panim Relief Centers in Israel has done over the years.
Since its inception, the Meir Panim Relief Centers in Israel has dedicated itself to helping many families and their children. Meir Panim has taken the initiative to assist less fortunate families through professional, immediate, and basic resources. Through their programs they have been able to positively change the quality of life for thousands of Israelis in order for them to live dignified and better futures.
To the administration, employees and volunteers of the Meir Panim food centers – may the blessing of God be upon you! “For I said: the world is built through kindness.” Indeed, the virtue of gemilut chasadim (performance of kindness) not only constitutes one of the three pillars on which the world stands, but is also among the fundamental attributes of the offspring of our patriarch Abraham.
Shalom and warm greetings.
The crown jewel of Meir Panim’s work is its network of soup kitchens spread throughout Israel, particularly in peripheral regions, where each day thousands of depressed, brokenhearted people can eat and enjoy hot, nourishing meals.
This successful operation was established in light of the harsh economic conditions and the dreadful hardship faced by hundreds of thousands of families in Israel, who are prevented by socioeconomic difficulties from enjoying hot, nourishing meals.