Meir Panim’s Programs

Meir Panim does much more than just feeding the needy, we transform lives.

BRIGHTENING UP THE FACES OF ISRAEL’S NEEDIEST

At Meir Panim, we know that the needs of the impoverished go beyond feeding them. That’s why we have such a diverse group of programs dedicated to helping everyone in need, whatever the need may be.

OUR  PROGRAMS

WHY MEIR PANIM IS NEEDED

RESTAURANT-STYLE SOUP KITCHENS

Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens are a dignified alternative to traditional soup kitchens, providing 1,320,000 quality meals annually in a comfortable dining setting to impoverished Israelis.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS

For the homebound, elderly, and disabled – including Holocaust survivors – venturing to Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens for a meal is impossible. Meir Panim responds to their needs by delivering freshly packaged meals to homebound individuals each day.

MEALS FOR CHILDREN

Innocent children are the most unfortunate victims of Israel’s poverty crisis. Over 800,000 children in Israel are currently living below the poverty line. Meir Panim’s Meals for Children program provides one hot, nourishing meal every day to needy children in Israel – because no child should go to bed hungry.

NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CENTERS

Meir Panim operates Neighborhood Youth Centers in the cities of Sderot, Dimona and Or Akiva. As high-poverty areas with large immigrant populations, there are a large number of at-risk children who depend on the centers to break out of the cycle of poverty.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR DAY CENTER

Meir Panim’s Holocaust Survivor Day Center in the southern Israeli city of Dimona helps elderly Holocaust survivors receive proper physical and emotional support. In partnership with Dimona’s municipality, the program acts as a crucial support system for the area’s remaining Holocaust survivors.

ISRAEL NUTRITION CENTER

This revolutionary, 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, designed to feed hungry families in Israel, will produce and distribute meals daily to needy school children, diners at Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels.

FOOD SHOPPING CARDS

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HOLIDAY PACKAGES

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CHALLAH FOR SHABBAT

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POWER OF GIVING

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Meir Panim by the numbers

Here are some numbers to demonstrate Meir Panim’s incredible work in Israel.

Branches Across Israel

Members at Our Youth Centers

Families Helped at Our Branches

Meals Served Every Day

HOW WE WORK

Meir Panim works with the higest standards and values in dealing with poverty in Israel.

Preserving Dignity

Meir Panim puts a focus on serving its patrons in a dignified manner. Nobody chooses to be in a situation where they need help. That’s why Meir Panim takes pride in offering services in a way that shows proper respect for each individual.

Breaking the Cycle

Meir Panim is dedicated to abolishing poverty, not just treating it. That’s why we put a strong focus on building community centers dedicated to growing life skills and a future full of hope.

Above and Beyond

Meir Panim’s branches are always attuned to the needs of their clients. It is common to see volunteers giving out school supplies, offering free eye exams and much more at the branches.

Far Reaching

Meir Panim’s branches are located in cities across the country, from Tzfat in the north all the way to Dimona in the south. Our goal is to make Meir Panim’s services accessible to as many needy individuals as possible.

get involved

Meir Panim’s community is more than just our volunteers on the ground. We are a global community with a common passion for supporting the needy in Israel.

help today

Want to take part in solving Israel’s poverty issue? It’s easy to make a difference when you partner with Meir Panim. Join in the fight against poverty by making a monthly or one time contribution today.