Colel Chabad is the chief driver of Israel's National Food Security Initiative
a program that impacts on the lives of thousands households seeking to emerge from the cycle of poverty.
Israel's National Food Security Initiative
The majority of people who require food assistance are motivated to turn their lives around, if given the tools needed to make this possible.
That is the vision to which we are committed on a daily basis.
The following is a true – and not atypical – story about a woman who received aid from Colel Chabad. When she was first handed a debit card for essential food purchases, she expressed a wish to open a sweet dessert business:
Israel's National Food Security Initiative at a Glance:
Serving 26,130 families each month across 239 municipalities by providing:
- A Food Card for purchasing food in local supermarkets
- Monthly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Monthly delivery of dry goods (rice, beans, lentils, peas)
- Education on home management and fiscal responsibility
Colel Chabad transformed the way food security is provided in full partnership with Israel’s government by being:
Our social workers work within the municipalities and seek out the neediest of the needy
Year-round support that extends beyond just the holidays
Clear eligibility requirements regardless of background, political or religious affiliation
Using a magnetic food card and deliveries made directly to the home
A program that can be duplicated in any city, town or municipality
Centrally managed and all connected to a single system