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Who is Meir Panim?

American Friends of Meir Panim (AFMP), a non-profit organization in support of Israel, was established to promote, support and further activities which are committed to providing both immediate and long-term relief to the impoverished- young and old alike- via a dynamic range of food and social service programs, all aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect. AFMP funds organizations such as Meir Panim (which in Hebrew means “brightening faces”) based upon grant applications submitted to it and decided upon by the Board of Directors. AFMP is an independent entity and operates according to the laws of New York State and the United States of America.

1.

Feeding the hungry

Meir Panim produces thousands of meals every day, feeding the hungry all over Israel – young and old alike.

2.

supporting Teens at-risk

Meir Panim operates Neighborhood Youth Centers in the cities of Sderot and Dimona. As high-poverty areas with large immigrant populations, there are a large number of at-risk children who depend on the centers to break out of the cycle of poverty.

3.

uplifting holocaust survivors

Meir Panim offers special programs for Holocaust Survivors, ensuring that every one of their needs are cared for in their older age, as well as creating a fun and social environment for the elderly survivors.

Our Programs

This is how Meir Panim fills the needs of Israel’s impoverished communities

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RESTAURANT-STYLE SOUP KITCHENS

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MEALS-ON-WHEELS

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meals for children

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NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CENTERS

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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR DAY CENTER

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ISRAEL NUTRITION CENTER

get involved

Meir Panim’s community is more than just the volunteers on the ground here in Israel. We are a global community with a common passion for supporting the needy in Israel

help today

Want to be a part of solving poverty in Israel? It’s easy to make a difference when you partner with Meir Panim by making a monthly donation, or even by making a one time contribution.

ENDORSEMENTS

The Meir Panim organization brings people together, and bridges the gap between the different ethnic groups, communities and sectors that make up the population of Israel. But all this is nothing at all in comparison to their endless devotion and concern for the underprivileged among us who depend on the generous gifts of other people.

Reuven Rivlin

FORMER PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL

 Dear Friends, Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing Meir Panim’s activities on behalf of the needy in Israel. Meir Panim is an organization with a vision to eradicate poverty through supplying services to the needy with dignity and with a view to aiding them in their return to an independent lifestyle. Its restaurants and equipment centers, along with its clubs for children and at-risk youths and vocational training courses, serve to give weaker populations solutions to their needs while maintaining their self respect.

Benjamin Netanyahu

FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL

To the administration, employees and volunteers of Meir Panim – may the blessing of God be upon you! “For I said: the world is built through kindness.” Indeed, the virtue of gemilut chasadim (performance of kindness) not only constitutes one of the three pillars on which the world stands, but is also among the fundamental attributes of the offspring of our patriarch Abraham.

RABBI ISRAEL MEIR LAU

CHIEF RABBI OF ISRAEL

The Meir Panim organization brings people together, and bridges the gap between the different ethnic groups, communities and sectors that make up the population of Israel. But all this is nothing at all in comparison to their endless devotion and concern for the underprivileged among us who depend on the generous gifts of other people.

Reuven Rivlin

FORMER PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL

Dear Friends, Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing Meir Panim’s activities on behalf of the needy in Israel. Meir Panim is an organization with a vision to eradicate poverty through supplying services to the needy with dignity and with a view to aiding them in their return to an independent lifestyle. Its restaurants and equipment centers, along with its clubs for children and at-risk youths and vocational training courses, serve to give weaker populations solutions to their needs while maintaining their self respect.

Meir Panim’s newest venture, a food center which will supply up to 30,000 hot meals each day, is its most ambitious yet. When realized, children in the region will be well-fed and will be able to study with ease, on full stomachs, helping them to achieve academic success and offering them opportunities for advancement that they would not otherwise have.

I wish Meir Panim all the best in its endeavors. It is my fervent hope that someday we will on longer need Meir Panim’s services in Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu

FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL

To the administration, employees and volunteers of Meir Panim – may the blessing of God be upon you! “For I said: the world is built through kindness.” Indeed, the virtue of gemilut chasadim (performance of kindness) not only constitutes one of the three pillars on which the world stands, but is also among the fundamental attributes of the offspring of our patriarch Abraham.

RABBI ISRAEL MEIR LAU

CHIEF RABBI OF ISRAEL

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American Friends of Meir Panim (AFMP), a non-profit organization in support of Israel, was established to promote, support and further activities which are committed to providing both immediate and long-term relief to the impoverished- young and old alike- via a dynamic range of food and social service programs, all aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect.

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