American Friends of Leket Israel

American Friends of Leket Israel

PO Box 2090
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Elena Rosenbaum
Development Coordinator and Community Outreach
201-331-0070 ext2 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Leket Israel, Israel’s National Food Bank and premier food rescue organization, collects and rescues 40 million pounds of healthy, surplus food annually that would have gone to waste, and distributes it to those in need. Leket does this by working with hotels, corporate kitchens, army bases, farmers, and others to collect hot meals and produce that aren’t going to be eaten and delivers them to its 200 nonprofit partners throughout Israel. Through these initiatives, Leket Israel helps to feed over 175,000 people per week including families, Holocaust survivors, elderly, youth at risk, and more.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Volunteers at the US office based in Teaneck, NJ, can help out with various campaigns and projects, including assisting with Leket’s Purim Cards Campaign, and maintaining and assisting with various spreadsheets and databases.

Volunteer on your next trip to Israel! Volunteer opportunities include picking produce for the needy through Project Leket, and sorting produce at our Logistics Center to be distributed to our non-profit partners throughout Israel

Minimum Age to Volunteer:

US Volunteers: 12. Israel Volunteers: No minimum.

Offer family volunteer opportunities?