EatGlobe food guide features Leket Israel featured as a “Role Model Food Bank,” as follows:
“Leket Israel partners with 195 non-profit organizations and 52,000 volunteers to provide food to more than 175,000 people weekly.
Food is rescued from farmlands, packing houses, manufacturers and various cooked-food suppliers such as hotels, catering halls and military bases.
Leket’s logistics system includes computerized management of all food-collection activities, goods and donation requests. It also incorporates a call center that coordinates all deliveries and warehouse inventories, and two logistical centers in northern and central Israel.
Today, Leket has a fleet of refrigerated trucks, which delivers food to 195 organisations. Leket helps its non-profit partners not only with food, but also with professional services such as food-safety consultations and nutrition workshops.
Of course, all of this requires a lot of manpower, which is why Leket has also gotten really good at attracting volunteers. This year, for example, the food bank is hosting 20,000 volunteers from abroad, a 31-percent increase from 2015. Volunteers can contribute in the food-collection centre, where they sort and pack food, or in the rural farming fields, where they pick excess produce for distribution.”
-Excerpted from www.eatglobe.com