From Generation to Generation:
Senior Volunteers provide food for schoolchildren from poor families
Every school day, more than 1,000 children go through the day without a proper lunch. This is a reality that has become even more critical of late with the worsening economic situation particularly in the Jerusalem area, Israel's poorest city.
In 2003, a group of Beit Frankforter volunteers, all grandmothers, decided to take action to change this situation by doing what they do best - making food for these schoolchildren. These ladies come in every school day at 6.30 a.m no matter how cold or hot the weather, to prepare sandwiches together with a piece of fruit. These are then delivered to the schools where they are handed out to these needy schoolchildren albeit in a very sensitive manner.
These grandmothers are already preparing 550 sandwiches per day that are distributed to 14 schools and the numbers are growing….They gain tremendous satisfaction knowing that their work is bringing so much satisfaction to so many children. Without the dedication of our volunteers, hundreds of schoolchildren would go hungry every day. These sandwiches help these youngsters throughout the school day enabling them to maintain their concentration and attention in class.
Your Donation would be most appreciated in order that we can continue with this very important program.