Nearly 2,000 individuals were matched with host families for Passover Seders though Meir Panim’s “Kulam Beseder” program, a special initiative that ensures that no one should have to spend Passover alone. Close to 4,000 calls were received at Meir Panim’s call center, from needy individuals as well as generous hosts.
David Roth, President of American Friends of Meir Panim, was overwhelmed by the number of calls and the offers by so many to open their homes to strangers in need. “What a special thing it is to invite the hungry to your Seder table,” he said.
In addition, 150 people participated in a meaningful Seder hosted by Meir Panim’s Dimona restaurant.
For struggling families wishing to celebrate the holiday in their own homes, Meir Panim distributed over 2,000 pre-paid food shopping cards, enabling them to purchase Passover necessities and to fill their refrigerators and pantries.
For those unable to shop for themselves, over 1,000 food packages, containing fresh produce, fish, chicken, matza, wine and more were delivered to the elderly, disabled and homebound.
Many thanks to all the staff, volunteers and donors who helped bring joy and meaning to the Passover season for the less fortunate in Israel.