March Tzedakah Box Supports Leket Israel
Our March Tzedakah Box donations will support Leket Israel, Israel’s national food bank and the leading food rescue organization in Israel.
Leket’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, nutritious surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations. In Israel, as in all developed countries, millions of tons of healthy, fresh food are wasted or destroyed because of excess quantity, minor imperfections, or financial cost. In 2018, Leket salvaged and distributed more than 30 million pounds of agricultural produce, including 2.2 million hot meals, to their 200 nonprofit agency partners such as schools, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Some 47,000 volunteers participate in their crucial food rescue activities.
Each week, Leket serves some 175,000 needy Israelis, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background. Your generous donations will help put this surplus food to productive, life-saving use. Learn more about Leket Israel at www.leket.org.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am online payment page and select "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds (use the drop down box to see list of funds). Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box – Leket Israel, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.