Mar. 31, ’17
Right now, 4,500+ homes are lit with real joy in anticipation of Pesach. With a delivery of 6-10 boxes of food to examine and exult over, it’s easy to see why! Over 37,000 children are delighted to help unpack the abundance of food, among which are items that their families cannot afford throughout the year. But now, there’s matza and wine, chicken and fish and lots of fruits and vegetables, not to mention cooking, baking and even cleaning supplies! For now, the pain of poverty and orphanage is temporarily banished from thousands of homes. Unbridled joy prevails instead.
The feat of delivering all that delight was done in a whopper of a 2-day operation, an unprecedented record in our history. Trucks bursting with the freshest of produce rolled in at the beginning of the week, and pretty soon the street in front of the warehouse was lined with the pallets. On Wednesday, as seen live by thousands of viewers (watch a replay here!) scores of volunteers sorted the produce, loaded them onto waiting trucks and vans and added the boxes containing the rest of the Pesach food. Vehicle after vehicle loaded with food-cum-simchas Yom Tov roared off, en route to cities and neighborhoods all across Israel. Though this often meant a huge stair climb for our volunteers, (think the city surrounded by hills) each Pesach food package was delivered to the door, preserving the dignity of every recipient.
Thanks to so many generous yidden across the globe, 37,000+ children in Israel are preparing to greet this Pesach with joy, along with the rest of Klal Yisrael. Wishing you all a chag kosher v’sameach!
Heartbreaking: even now, when all the packages have been delivered, desperate people are still begging for food for Yom Tov. Click here to send them their Pesach meals!