Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, was commemorated in several of Meir Panim’s Branches across the country in very meaningful ways.
Dimona Welcomes IDF soldiers
Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in the southern city of Dimona welcomed IDF soldiers from a nearby base to spend the day volunteering at the Holocaust Senior Day Center. Soldiers had the chance to help with food preparation and distribution as well as visit with the Survivors. After a full day of hard work, the soldiers were rewarded with a fresh snack: watermelons, a tasty seasonal treat here in Israel.
Or Akiva Honors fallen IDF soldiers
In Or Akiva, Meir Panim’s incredible staff partnered with other organizations in the area to prepare flower bouquets to place on the graves of fallen IDF soldiers. The volunteers not only made and delivered the flower arrangements themselves but they also cleaned off the graves of local fallen heroes. Even with the extra volunteering they did, the Meir Panim work crew still found time to finish their daily preparation of hot meals for the disadvantaged and needy.