Carmei Ha’Ir was established in 2004 with the goal of removing the shame from receiving assistance. They have been feeding and clothing Jerusalem’s poor and disabled in a dignified manner ever since. Clients include families in economic distress, disabled on limited welfare, and elderly Holocaust survivors with no one to turn to. Meals are provided daily through its open restaurant (not a soup kitchen as those not in need attend the restaurant at the same as those in need with the only difference that they pay for their own meals) and delivery to the physically and psychologically homebound. Over 1,300 sandwiches are delivered daily to schoolchildren and clothing, holiday baskets, and winter supplies are also provided for families. In addition, Carmei launched a complete program for lone soldiers, providing hot food and gift baskets to soldiers.
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