Help us fight poverty in Israel
1.7 million Israelis live below the poverty line, equivalent to 22% of the total population, a figure we cannot live with. This is one of the highest poverty rates in the developed world and double the rate in the UK. This has to change and we can’t do it without your help.
Coronavirus Outbreak: an updateWith the further easing of the lockdown in Israel, our Holocaust Survivor Day Programme was able to safely reopen. During 2020 we have been able to provide support to thousands of needy individuals across Israel by serving over one million meals. Please help us make sure that no one will go hungry.
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Helping 1.7 Million Israelis under the poverty line
Manna is the UK Branch of Meir Panim, formerly known as Meir Panim UK. We have been operating since September 2008 and our main goal is to raise awareness and support for Meir Panim’s amazing work in Israel.
Meir Panim is on the front line of the daily battle against poverty and hunger in Israel, and we need your help to support them.
For the last decade, tens of thousands of disadvantaged men, women, and children – including Holocaust survivors – have turned to Meir Panim as their source of hope for a brighter future.
- Meir Panim is helping all Israelis irrespective of background.
- Over a third of Meir Panim donations comes from within Israel.
- We have over 7,000 devoted volunteers nationwide.
Even before the coronavirus outbreak, multiple households in Israel were barely able to make ends meet, but the crisis has proven to be a harsh blow to many newly jobless Israelis who cannot see a way to stay above the poverty line.
Since then, the impact of Covid-19 has been catastrophic.
- We are feeding three times as many households compared to this time last year, yet we have lost our free daily source of donated prepared foods from local hotels and businesses, which form part of our supply.
- 11,000 households are depending on us for their food each day.
You can help us feed a hungry Israeli right now!
You can put Challah on the tables of Israeli families this Shabbat, you can deliver a hot meal to a Holocaust survivor, you can provide a child’s lunch or you can buy a Food Shopping Card. These are only a few of the ways you can help.
What we provide in a regular year
Our latest stories of how we are helping and supporting people below the poverty line in Israel