An App That Helps The Needy

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Leket Israel released its new iPhone and Android applications, which are available in both Hebrew and English. The new apps help the user find the closest food agency to donate any excess food from an event at a catering hall, an office party or a celebration at home.

Leket Israel is the first nonprofit in Israel to design such an application. Some U.S. based food banks offer mobile apps to feed the hungry like the Boston Food Bank’s Give A Doodle app which lets users donate food by simply doodling a picture of  food on their iPhone, Android and tablet touch screens.

Leket Israel‘s Founder and Chairman Joseph Gitler is proud of the new app. He said, “The Leket Israel app will allow both Israelis and tourists visiting Israel easy access to finding the closest location in need of the surplus food from their event. We are very excited to have created the first of its kind in Israel and to use technology to better serve those less fortunate.

Today charities need to be just as sophisticated as people are in the business world, albeit with fewer resources,” he commented in interview for JPost, adding that “while not every charity has the need or means to become active on social media or to develop downloadable apps for their public, for larger organizations such as Leket, it is very important to get their information out there and to make an impact.

Both the iPhone and Android versions of Leket Israel’s new app are sure to contribute to feeding Israel’s growing poor population.

Leket Israel is the largest food rescue network and works to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel’s poor. Their statistics are staggering: 40,000 volunteers helping to rescue over 700,000 meals and 21 million pounds of produce and perishable goods. Leket Israel supplies over 1.25 million (7,500/school day) volunteer prepared sandwiches to underprivileged children. (via Rabbi Jason Miller)

Description: The Leket Israel application enables you to find the nearest nonprofit agency servicing the needy to bring your excess food from a party, conference, event etc. to be immediately distributed to those who need it most. Help prevent unnecessary waste as it’s not only a good deed but it’s good for the environment.

AppLeket Israel – The National Food Bank by Quickode Ltd.

Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Category:  Lifestyle
Updated:  January 25, 2012
Publisher:  Quickode Ltd. © 2011 Leket Israel
Price: Free (get app)

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Android version – click here

 

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