Meir Panim Update
Israel Nutrition Center at Kiryat Gat Nearly Complete
January 1, 1970

This revolutionary facility will produce and distribute up to 30,000 meals daily to needy schoolchildren, diners at Meir Panim’s free restaurants, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels, in addition to creating some 200 much-needed jobs for residents of the economically depressed area.

The center will also offer a variety of vital social services, such as vocational training and an after-school youth club.

Progress to date:

  • The industrial kitchen, the largest in the Middle East, is 100% complete.
  • The refrigeration and freezing rooms, temperature controlled according to the type of food being stored (meat, poultry, produce, etc.) are 100% complete.
  • The employee cafeteria is 100% complete.
  • The foundations and framework of the building are 100% complete. The roof has been laid, and ceiling paving is 100% complete.
  • All floors have been laid and all walls have been erected. Paving is 90% complete and painting and tiling are in progress.
  • Paving of the exterior of the building, in Jerusalem stone, is 80% complete.
  • The external air conditioning system is 95% complete, and the internal air conditioning system is 90% complete.
  • All water pipes have been installed, and sewage system is 90% complete.
  • Electrical cables have been installed, along with boards and transformers, and connections are 85% complete.
  • 75% of the lighting fixtures throughout the facility are in place, and 85% of switches and outlets have been installed.

The Israel Nutrition Center remains on track to open its doors by the end of 2011.

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