Founded in 2005, Project Leket is an initiative that sends thousands of volunteers and dozens of paid pickers into Israeli fields and orchards to gather produce donated or left unpicked by farmers. In 2012, the project was responsible for collecting over 15 million lbs of fruits and vegetables from hundreds of farms throughout Israel. All produce is delivered free of charge to 190 nonprofit organizations serving Israel's needy.
The gleaning of fruits and vegetables from Israeli farm fields and orchards is a unique activity attracting tens of thousands of volunteers annually. Leket Israel volunteers rescue thousands of tons of agricultural crops every year that are left to rot at the end of each season. Produce is collected from hundreds of farms and packing houses around the country and is temporarily stored in refrigeration rooms of the organization. The produce is subsequently transported to hundreds of organizations serving those in need throughout the country.
Volunteering Activities: Volunteer gleaning is an activity performed by Leket Israel staff and volunteers in all areas of the country. Because of the unique characteristics of this project, please contact and coordinate the volunteer arrival places, the hours, and the number of volunteers who can come. Gleaning takes place Sunday - Thursday throughout the year.
For volunteer Leket opportunities, or to make a reservation for a large group, please contact our office at (09) 744-1757, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. From overseas, please dial +972 9 744-1757.
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