Rosh Hashannah ‘Card’ Saves Families from Hunger

A Rosh Hashannah greeting card from the Meir Panim foundations carries a double meaning – a greeting plus a shopping debit card.

For the thousands of fiscally challenged families in Israel who struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet, the Meir Panim cards can spell the difference between being hungry and depressed or upbeat and satiated during the start of the New Year.

Rosh Hashannah is a time for Jewish families the length and breadth of Israel to spend sitting around the dinner table enjoying traditional holiday foods. Unfortunately, in many cities across Israel, a growing number of families are finding it difficult to celebrate.

Jerusalem has one of the highest poverty rates in Israel, with 46 percent of its residents struggling to put food on their table, clothe their family and pay their basic household expenses every month.


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