July 12, 2024

Colel Chabad is the chief driver of Israel's National Food Security Initiative

a program that impacts on the lives of thousands households seeking to emerge from the cycle of poverty.

Israel's National Food Security Initiative

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The majority of people who require food assistance are motivated to turn their lives around, if given the tools needed to make this possible.

The idea behind the Food Security Initiative is to provide the jump-start needed to liberate these people from chronic dependency.

That is the vision to which we are committed on a daily basis.

The following is a true – and not atypical – story about a woman who received aid from Colel Chabad. When she was first handed a debit card for essential food purchases, she expressed a wish to open a sweet dessert business:

We set her up with a Colel Chabad employment coordinator who helped her design a business card with which to market her talents and support her family. This woman began to find work preparing beautiful and delicious pralines and desserts. She is now well on her way to full economic independence. And all this because Colel Chabad was prepared to invest in someone at a time when they needed that vote of confidence.

Israel's National Food Security Initiative
Israel's National Food Security Initiative
Israel's National Food Security Initiative at a Glance:

Serving 26,130 families each month across 239 municipalities by providing:

  • A Food Card for purchasing food in local supermarkets
  • Monthly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Monthly delivery of dry goods (rice, beans, lentils, peas)
  • Education on home management and fiscal responsibility


Colel Chabad transformed the way food security is provided in full partnership with Israel’s government by being:


Our social workers work within the municipalities and seek out the neediest of the needy


Year-round support that extends beyond just the holidays


Clear eligibility requirements regardless of background, political or religious affiliation


Using a magnetic food card and deliveries made directly to the home


A program that can be duplicated in any city, town or municipality


Centrally managed and all connected to a single system

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