Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens
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Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens

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Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens are a dignified alternative to traditional soup kitchens, providing 490,000 quality meals annually in a comfortable dining setting to impoverished Israelis. Designed to have the look and feel of a restaurant, the branches provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere, preserving dignity to clients and developing camaraderie and a sense of community.

Our diners come from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds and range from families with young children to the elderly, including Holocaust survivors. Meals are served by volunteers who provide more than just a nutritious meal – they offer a warm smile, a sympathetic ear, and a helping hand to our patrons. For many, Meir Panim provides them with their only hot meal of the day.

Locations

Northern Israel

Tzefat – 7 Weitzmann 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Tiberias – 56 Hagalil 11 am-1:00 pm

Haifa Region

Or Akiva – 17 Balfour. Hours differ daily as this center is primarily delivery, but on Tuesdays, they have a free vegetable distribution, from 10 am-12 pm.

Jerusalem Area

Jerusalem – 11 Hatzvi Street 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Soutern Israel

Dimona – 1 Maccabim 9 am – 12 pm, Holocaust Survivor Day Program, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30am-2:30pm.