As the second wave of COVID-19 emerges in Israel, many health regulations and targeted lockdowns are reinstated. Once again, Meir Panim is adapting to the new needs of their clients by returning to Takeout exclusively and the expansion of the Meals-on-Wheels program.
Israeli Families Financial Woes
A growing concern in Israel is the rising number of families in need of financial assistance. According to a recent survey, 25% of families who had not been receiving financial aid before the start of the pandemic are now asking for help. Additionally, 75% of families are struggling to put food on the table.
Meir Panim continues to make it their priority to ensure that every single family is fed!
Holocaust Survivor Day Center Update
The Holocaust Survivor Day Center in Dimona has made the decision to close as a result of the surge in coronavirus cases in Israel. However, Meir Panim is continuing to support the Holocaust Survivors with Meals-on-Wheels deliveries and a daily phone call from Ilanit, the Program Director, in order to check in with them.
Meals-on-Wheels in Yerucham
In Yerucham, Meir Panim has partnered with workplaces that employ special needs adults and senior citizens. Normally, hundreds of meals are delivered to their place of work to ensure that they are receiving proper nourishment. However, because of the sudden rise in COVID cases, these workplaces are closed and many are out of a job. Meir Panim knows how important it is for this group of people to receive their daily meals, so the Meals-on-Wheels program is delivering meals to each of their homes daily.