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No food on Rosh HaShanah?About a third of Israel's population is classified as poor and many are unable to provide basic food for their families. As Rosh HaShanah nears, Yad Ezra V'Shulamit is getting ready to support thousands of Israeli families. This is your chance to help them.
With Rosh HaShanah approaching, people living under the poverty line in Israel have to deal with the extra expenses of the holidays. About a third of Israel's population is classified as poor and many are unable to provide basic food for their families.
"We have thousands of people requesting food baskets. We hope to get to everyone, but without more help from abroad, we can't do it," said Aryeh Lurie, the founder of Yad Ezra V'Shulamit, one of the biggest food charities in Israel that gives out 3,000 baskets weekly and over 20,000 for Pesach and Rosh HaShanah. "We try to get something to everyone, even a food voucher if we can't give a whole basket." We just don't want to turn anyone away empty handed," Lurie said.
The Rosh HaShanah holiday this year is 3 days, Wednesday, Thursday and leading into Shabbat. "There are a lot of meals for entire families that need meat or chicken, grape juice, honey and other basics. These items are expensive and not easily affordable for thousands in Israel," explained Lurie.
If you want to help feed a family in Israel for the holidays, you can go to www.yadezra.net and give a food basket.
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