Each card is worth 250 NIS or $72, and can be used to purchase holiday items such as challah, chicken and vegetables, as well as basic household items.
“What makes this program wonderful is the use of the cards, which allow needy families to go to the
store and buy groceries just like everyone else, with no harm to their self-respect,” said David Roth, President of American Friends of Meir Panim.
Through the tremendous efforts of Meir Panim staff and volunteers, and thanks to the generosity of Meir Panim’s donors and friends, over 2,000 food cards were distributed to Israel’s neediest families, children, soldiers and Holocaust survivors.
In addition, over 1,000 packages, containing fresh produce, eggs, fish, meat and wine, were distributed to the less fortunate, bringing joy and hope for the new year.
Many thanks to all those who contributed to the Rosh Hashana campaign.