DID YOU KNOW that last year Chabad’s network of nutrition programs in Israel and the Former Soviet Union served over 1 million meals, and that each and every meal was served with respect and esteem for the recipient?
To provide food for the hungry in a dignified manner, Chabad-Lubavitch offers full meals in comfortable restaurant settings, and manages trained volunteers to serve visitors and stock the provisions. Chabad organizes caring volunteers to distribute hot, tasty meals to the homebound elderly where they can also check to make sure the residents are satisfactory and receiving proper medical care 365 days a year.
Chabad’s nutrition programs have been operating in Israel longer than any other social service organization and reach more recipients than any other program of its kind. Chabad provides for Jewish needy regardless of age, gender, degree of observance or affiliation. For the hungry of all ages, the food represents survival; however for the homebound elderly, the visit nourishes not only the body, but the soul as well.
In poverty-stricken stricken homes, food is a valuable resource which is divided among the adults and small school children alike. Serving hot lunches children enrolled in Chabad schools ensures that no child will be malnourished, and that they will receive proper nutrition to develop physically and be able to concentrate on their studies, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
During the holidays, spirituality is secondary when stomachs ache with hunger and parents can not bestow shoes to their children. Chabad enables indigent families to celebrate with the basic necessities such as food and clothing, and gifts for children.