Leket History

2003 – Table to Table is Born

2003 – Table to Table is Born

Joseph Gitler started rescuing meals from catering halls and corporate cafeterias out of his Subaru car. The meals were stored in refrigerators lining his driveway before delivery to local nonprofit organizations serving the needy.

2003 – The First Warehouse

2003 – The First Warehouse

An old chicken coop was converted into Leket’s first warehouse.  The open space contained 5 standard sized refrigerators.

2004 -Renovations of the First Warehouse

2004 -Renovations of the First Warehouse

Leket Israel’s first warehouse underwent renovations to meet the increased need for food storage. Two small refrigerated rooms were built alongside the office and the courtyard working space- totaling 35m².

2004 – Leket Israel’s Trucks

2004 – Leket Israel’s Trucks

Large trucks are acquired, some containing refrigerated boxes, for delivery of food directly to nonprofit organizations.

Growth

2007 – A Northern Warehouse

2007 – A Northern Warehouse

Leket Israel begins operations at an additional warehouse located in Nesher to serve its nonprofit partners in Northern Israel.

2008 – The First Forklift

2008 – The First Forklift

To ease the ever increasing amount of food donations received, Leket Israel purchased its first forklift.

2008 – The Main Logistics Center, Ra’anana

2008 – The Main Logistics Center, Ra’anana

The organization moved from the chicken coop to our current warehouse space in Ra’anana’s Industrial Zone: a 700m hanger with 2 refrigerated containers.

2009 – Logistics Center Renovations

2009 – Logistics Center Renovations

The warehouse was renovated with the addition of a 100m² refrigerated room.

2012 – The First Sorting Machine

2012 – The First Sorting Machine

Leket acquired its first sorting machine to cut work time in half and increase efficiency.

Fire restoration and renewal

2014 – A Fire at Leket Israel’s Main Logistics Center

2014 – A Fire at Leket Israel’s Main Logistics Center

An electrical fire destroyed Leket Israel’s main Logistics Center in Ra’anana.

2014 – A Temporary Warehouse

2014 – A Temporary Warehouse

Leket moved to a temporary warehouse space in Ramot HaShavim. Work continued uninterrupted thanks to Leket staff and volunteers.

2015 – A New & Improved Logistics Center

2015 – A New & Improved Logistics Center

Renovations post fire of Leket Israel’s Logistics Center boasts increased storage and working space and a safer work environment for Leket’s employees and volunteers.