Food Card Program In Israel
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - PART I
DIGNITY FIRST AND FOOD CARDS TOPS ISRAELI GOVERNMENT AGENDA
This past week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Welfare Moshe Kachlon announced a major undertaking to feed the underprivileged in Israeli society with a new funding effort of 100,000,000 Shekel (approx. $25M USD).
Monday, April 02, 2012, Israel Minister of Welfare, Moshe Kachlon strongly criticized the majority of Israeli NGO's distributing food packages and those operating soup kitchens, etc.
The reaction from the NGO sector was swift and furious, blaming the government for not doing enough and saying that they, the NGO's have no choice but to operate in the way they do, in order to collect funds and help the poor in place of government.
It is well known that most organizations try to do their own things and it usually does not matter if their particular method is the most economical, cost efficient, transparent, etc. But when 20 of the larger charities, municipalities, public and private charities choose to partner with one organization to provide the same basic need, IT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING!
We are already providing the alternative solution people are asking for, but we need your help to get the message out. Despite the fact we help over 5,000 families monthly and close to 10,000 families for the High Holidays and Passover, not enough people know of our work and how important it is today!
The survey and article below justify our work, but we need your help to increase our outreach and reach a larger audience!
Only 7% of Israelis want to receive food from a food distribution center and only 1% are happy to go to soup kitchen!
GJARN has been active in Israel since 2000 working to find a solution to the growing number of Israeli families living below poverty, and with one third of Israeli children going to sleep hungry and/or malnourished.
GJARN is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, not for profit charity whose mission is to provide a dynamic network of solutions against hunger, poverty & illness by providing help to the poor, disadvantaged & neglected without regard to geography, age or religious affiliation throughout Russia, Ukraine & Israel.