40
Employees
10000
Volunteers
3
Tons of nutritious food is distributed to those in need
Rescuing fresh nutritious food to deliver to those in need

About Leket Israel

Leket Israel is the largest food rescue organization in Israel. Its vision calls for rescuing all edible surplus food and redistributing it to people in Israel who are experiencing food insecurity.

Leket Israel operates an expansive Logistics Center that employs more than 100 people, and engages tens of thousands of volunteers in its charitable activities. In 2020, Leket Israel rescued approximately 2 million prepared meals from IDF bases, hotels, catering companies and other sources, as well as 18,500 tons of surplus fruits and vegetables donated directly by agricultural producers. Each week, the surplus food is distributed to approximately 246,000 people in need, through Leket’s network of 330 NPOs, organizations, and municipalities operating throughout all regions of Israel. The needy populations receiving the rescued food lack not only regular access to healthy food but also knowledge and awareness of good nutrition and its impact on health. Therefore, nutritionists employed by Leket Israel run workshops on healthy nutrition on a limited budget to benefit the needy. Leket Israel monitors the quality of all rescued food, ensuring optimal conditions for food safety and maintaining nutritional value.

Leket Israel’s field in Binyamina. Credit: Leket Israel Archive
To Leket Israel‘s web site