Leket Project – Picking Fruit for the Needy

We have had another busy week – working in the morning at our community service places, returning to the hotel for lunch and back out in the afternoon. The weather has been delightful and we are relishing being outdoors – especially when we hear about the storms in the mid-west, east coast and cold temperatures in Canada.

For the past 5 years, one of CAARI’s projects was to spend an afternoon picking fruit at a local orchard for an non – profit organization called, Leket Israel, formerly known as Table to Table. They distribute surplus food to the needy that would otherwise be discarded to. Over 60 tons of food per week is transferred to 180 soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers and other social service organizations around Israel.

Our task was to pick oranges – and pick we did – over 2220 pounds of oranges! Boy, were the Leket Staff impressed!

Warm wishes,

CAARI 2010

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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