The Jaffa Institute: distribution of food parcels
The Jaffa Institute helps needy Israelis by federating a network of 7,000 people. With support from the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, it has set up a food aid program specifically for Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line in Tel Aviv’s southern district. Today it assists nearly 170 people.
The program’s originality lies in the combination of aid it offers. Volunteers trained in Holocaust survivors’ specific needs deliver oil, sugar and canned vegetables to them twice a month. But the beneficiaries can also use an electronic card to pay for groceries in various stores, allowing them to supplement the deliveries and make their own food choices.
The volunteers’ regular visits help reduce their isolation, identify their needs and ensure their wellbeing.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah supports the program.
More information on Jaffa Institute website