profiles of organizations and soup kitchens
dealing with Hunger and Poverty in Israel
The groups below have contacted us
directly and/or were referred to us by flagship and community organizers
in the Books for Israel Project on behalf of impoverished children in
This site does not collect or distribute funds but hopes to promote groups who are serving the poor.
We are particularly interested in helping
If you know of another reputable soup kitchen or group
a recognized and registered charity
providing food and nourishment for
Israeli youth and their families,
please contact us with the full information about the group's aims and
purposes, the population served,
contact information including website address, and your official tax
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A Life (TSAL)
To Save A Life, is a
charitable, tax deductible, 501c3, volunteer organization.
is to provide the opportunity to give directly, efficiently and
personally to help the people of Israel.
US citizens can make tax deductible donations to Israeli soup kitchens and
other efforts through To Save A Life.
If you earmark your donation to a particular group within our support
list, your funds will be directed to them.
Ezer Le'Chaver" -
through the all volunteer staffed "Beit
HaYeled" (Children's House) Yad Ezer Le'Chaver provides
food, clothing, and educational support programs for impoverished children
from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druise,
and foreign worker populations in
Haifa and the surrounding areas. The group also provides regular food
directly to the schools
to provide for hungry children reported to them by local educators and
All food and labor is donated.
On behalf of impoverished families of all religious, ethnic, and language
groups in the area,
Yad Ezer also runs
a soup kitchen, a food distribution program, a clothing warehouse, a
furniture distribution program,
an emergency fund
for medical and other needs, and a shelter for youth in distress and the
This group is strictly all volunteer.
providing food and clothing to
religious Jewish families in Beit El. This group is strictly all
"Project Full Plate"--
a joint project of Bank Mazon (a branch of the Global Jewish Assistance &
LaSova, and Meir Panim. The project provides food credit cards to enable
seriously impoverished families who are largely
living on a diet of rice, bread, potatoes and other starches, and are
therefore suffering nutritional deprivation,
to eat a meal of meat, fish, or dairy a few times a week. The project aims
to eventually provide food cards for 10,000 families.
Families assisted are those most desperately in need of long term help
where the parents are not willfully unemployed
and/or where the parents are employed but at wages that force their
families to live on a diet dangerously lacking basic
All contributions are used solely for the purchasing of
nutritional supplements. Funds are NOT diverted to hire staff, to
establish a distribution center, package, transport or distribute food,
Yeshaya Soup Kitchens"
open 365 days a year, serving more than 200,000 hot meals
per month at 60 locations around Israel. Thousands of hungry school
children, children with special needs,
single-parent families, orphans, terror victims, elderly, Holocaust
survivors and victims of abuse
count on us for a hot meal every day - their only meal of the day. With 3
central kitchens and only
five salaried employees, we keep our overheads to a minimum: 96% of your
donation will reach
the plates of the hungry. Israeli tax deductible status:
Charity Tax Number 58033018-1
"Meir Panim" -
soup kitchens, food distributions,
clothing and household items for needy Jewish families
and Jewish school children in Jerusalem, Kiriyat Malachi, Beersheva,
Dimona, Netanya, Kiriyat Arba, Eilat, Acco,
Tiberias, and Ramat Gan. The group can arrange short term volunteer
projects for visiting groups of donors to Israel.
"Elyon" The Association for the Welfare of Children, Boys and Girls
"Keren Tal Chaim"
Jerusalem: "Noam Shabbos"
other areas: "Yad Eliezer"
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Friends of Progressive Judaism in Israel and Europe
Meals for Israel
– a Los
Angeles based group collecting funds for distribution to food kitchens in
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