In the growing wave of voluntourism that is trending, Leket Israel stands at the forefront. In response to Leket Israel’s one-third increase in voluntourism this past year, there has been a significant amount of press and coverage of this! The news outlets that are listed below explain:
“RA’ANANA, ISRAEL – Leket Israel-The National Food Bank, a non-profit food rescue organization in Israel, expects to host 20,000 volunteers from abroad in 2016. That figure represents a 31 percent increase over figures from 2015. According to these estimates, more than half of these travelers will be U.S. citizens aiming to make a difference and to have a positive impact on the Israeli community while on their own vacations. Volunteers will contribute to food collection efforts at Leket’s logistics center or serve as rural farming hands, picking excess produce in the fields for distribution to the needy.
More than 52,000 people volunteer with Leket annually, many of whom come from the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.