The Solidarity Box project started with a personal initiative to help out a friend who needed food boxes to distribute for the needy during this time of crisis. People reached out by sending food boxes to my house while others who live abroad sent money. This encouraged me to build a volunteering and crowdfunding platform to facilitate the transition to build a sustainable community to help those in need. I thank each and every one of you for your trust.
The money will be used exclusively to buy food to make food boxes that will be distributed to Israelis families all over the country. The distribution will be done with trusted local partners who are on the ground and have experience. We have reached out to many and took notes of their demands. Our job is to collect donations, purchase, pack and prepare boxes, then supervise their distribution.
The poor are getting poorer in Israel. Figures show that more than a half million Israelis live below the poverty line today... The numbers is increasing as businesses are closing and unemployment is rising. Fathers out of work, babies and toddlers without food. Mothers crying. The elderlies are desperate. It's horrific.
Every $60 (210 IL) feeds a family for a week.
If you would like to volunteer to help us pack the food in boxes or donate food please contact us on the Facebook page Solidarity Box Israel. Packing takes place at Cafe Yaqoob every few weeks.
The content of the box will include:
500 g of spaghetti or other pasta
4 cans of tuna or sardines
1 kg bag of lentils
600 g of beans
1 kg of coarse burghul
1 kg bag of rice
1 kg bag of (long-grain) rice
500 g vermicelli
600 g of sugar
200 g salt
1 box of halawa
1 jar of jam
1 box of biscuits
12 chocolate bars
1 bottle of olive oil
1.5 l bottle of vegetable oil
1 bag (750g) powdered milk
1 box of tea (100 bags)
200 g of Arabic coffee
1 personalized item to show love ❤ (postcard, drawing, object)
*If you would like to volunteer to help us pack the food in boxes, please contact us on the Facebook page Solidarity Box Israel. Packing will take place at Cafe Yaqoob.