Meir Panim is excited to announce the winner of the Meir Panim Tour of Israel Raffle, Jila Farahi! During Jila’s free trip to Israel, they will be meeting with Knesset members, greeting IDF soldiers, and receiving a VIP tour of Meir Panim’s innovative facilities. We can not wait for Jila to learn firsthand about all of our unique initiatives centered around serving Israel’s impoverished with the utmost level of dignity and respect.
While not everyone who participated in the Tour of Israel Raffle could receive the grand prize, we believe that everyone involved is a winner. Why? Because everyone who contributed has actively participated in helping build a better Israel.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Israel’s once tourist-filled streets have become almost empty. The drop in visitors has decimated Israel’s tourist-centric economy, leaving thousands of Israelis with no means of feeding or supporting their families. Overnight, these families went from having a steady income to being uncertain about if they will be able to put food on the table. Many of these families turned to Meir Panim for vital assistance during these challenging times.
Within a matter of days, we managed to triple our operations, keeping up with the fast-paced and growing demand. Whether through dignified dining in our Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, at-home meals delivered through our Meals-on-Wheels program, supporting Israel’s at-risk youth in our Neighborhood Youth Centers, or caring for elderly Holocaust survivors at our Holocaust Survivor Day Center, we made sure each program was equipt for the needs of Israel’s newly impoverished.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone that participated in the Tour of Israel Raffle, we can continue to provide the most dignified support possible for all of Israel’s impoverished. Additionally, we can make sure that each person in need receives the necessary guidance they deserve to get back on their feet, ultimately feeding back into our primary mission: breaking the cycle of poverty.