Feeding the Needy

Hunger takes no holidays. That's true even in the Holy Land. Despite extensive government sponsored social programs, private initiatives are an essential part of the battle against hunger. Hazon Yeshaya is one of Israeli's premiere programs at the forefront of the effort to make sure no one goes hungry. Founded by Abraham Israel, a self-described former hungry refugee, the chain of soup kitchens feeds more than 120,000 Israelis per month. The organization's 140 volunteers are high school and college students, adults and pensioners, many of whom are in Israel as tourists. Hazon Yeshaya's centers are open 365 days a year and often provide the only hot meal of the day for Israel's less fortunate citizens. Running time: 4.22 minutes

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