A terrific group of students from the JFS School in London came to volunteer with Leket Israel – The National Food Bank today.
With their hard work and enthusiasm, 50 students from the day school rolled up their sleeves to pick fresh butternut squash for distribution to Israelis in need. The squash that they gleaned will contribute to Leket’s regular distribution of fresh, rescued food to 48,000 needy families. Leket is truly grateful for JFS’s partnership in helping to rescue surplus food to benefit Israel’s poor.
“It’s wonderful when schools come and get their hands dirty volunteering with Leket Israel,” commented Joseph Gitler, Leket Israel’s Founder and Chairman. “Picking produce in the fields with Leket Israel’s flagship program Project Leket, is a unique way for today’s youth to connect with the cause, the land and Israel overall. Showing the youth that they can make a true difference even with limited time, is of utmost importance in empowering the future generation. We would be thrilled to welcome more visitors from London and the Kenton on future visits to Israel.”