Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Israeli needy to receive voucher for Passover food

JTA

April 4, 2012 | 12:27 pm

Israel’s Social Affairs Minister Moshe Kahlon said his ministry will provide needy Israelis with a magnetic card to purchase food at local stores instead of handing out food packages.

The ministry will distribute the cards to 32,000 needy families with funding assistance from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Kahlon’s announcement came a day after he criticized non-profit organizations for humiliating the needy by publicly handing out food packages.

“The method of handing out packages of food must disappear,” Kahlon said Wednesday. “I oppose photographing the needy when they come to collect a basket of food. The Social Affairs Ministry is promoting magnetic cards as a means of distributing food aid.”

Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy

Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service

JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication

JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE