Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is a humanitarian organization in Israel which helps needy families overcome poverty.
Founded in 1998, the organization began by delivering food baskets to fifty local families.
Since then, it has expanded into a nation-wide operation which includes weekly and holiday food distributions of thousands of baskets, children’s centers feeding over 500 children every day, and drop-in youth clubs helping over 8,000 teens-at-risk get back on track.
Understanding that poverty does not exist in a vacuum, over the years the organization increased its services beyond providing food with programs like empowering activities for teens at risk, academic enrichment for underprivileged children, and vocational training and guidance.
Social welfare reports indicate that one third of children in Israel are growing up below the poverty line. Today, nearly 100,000 individuals depend on Yad Ezra V’Shulamit to help them break from the cycle of poverty.