2 out of every 5 children in Israel go to bed hungry.
Innocent children are the most unfortunate victims of Israel’s poverty crisis. Over 800,000 children in Israel are currently living below the poverty line.
Meir Panim's Meals for Children program provides one hot, nourishing meal every day to needy children in Israel - because no child should go to bed hungry.
Disadvantaged children are embarrassed to be sent to school daily without a meal. During lunchtime, they are forced to sit and watch their friends eat while their stomachs grumble.
With Meir Panim's assistance, children have demonstrated remarkable improvement in their academic and overall performance. These children are healthier and happier; they are more social and are better equipped to focus on their studies instead of hunger pangs.