MIDDLE EAST

Israel

FOOD BANK PROFILE
Name: Leket Israel
Status: Certified Member
GFN member since: 2011

16,828,277

kilograms distributed

179,435

people served

1

FOOD BANKS

50,000

Volunteers

86,129

estimated number of children served

200

beneficiary organizations

Collecting leftover crops for those in need

Leket Israel operates entirely on an agricultural gleaning model (collecting leftover crops from fields after they have been commercially harvested), with 86 percent of its distributed food rescued from more than 500 farms. Last year, Leket Israel harvested and distributed more than 15 million kilograms to 175,000 needy people through 195 beneficiary institutions.

The State of Global Food Banking 2019

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