DELIVERING MORE THAN MEALS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
PROJECT: SCALE AN EXISTING MEAL DELIVERY INITIATIVE TO NEEDY FAMILIES
Partner: Ush Pezine
Lod is one of the poorest towns in Israel and is a hub for drug and heroin distribution in the country. We completed the first phase of our initiative in Israel: Procuring refrigerators and other equipment as well as food & supplies, to help Tzvika Tzarfati, the director of Ush Pezine, jumpstart Lod’s version of “Meals on Wheels.” At the time, Tzvika was only able to feed approximately 100 families weekly. We were able to affect significant change by working closely with Ush Pezine and another local Israeli charity, increasing the number of impoverished Christians, Jews, Muslims, and atheists they feed weekly, bringing more than just meals; this effort brings hope, love and community to families daily.