Thursday, June 23, 2016

Series: Financial Assistance in Israel (Part 4)

The National Initiative for Nutrition Security is a program sponsored by "Eshel" that operates in 24 municipalities around the country.

The program provides assistance with food for low income families, as well as workshops about nutrition and finances.

The program provides EITHER a monthly box of food, containing approximately 75 kg of dry goods, OR a preloaded debit card (with 300-600 shekels/month) that can be used at a number of supermarkets. (I don't think you get a choice of benefits, different areas have different programs.)

This program serves the following areas: Yerucham, Rahat, Be'er Sheva, Kiryat Malachi, Netivot, Lachish, Dimona, Sderot, Tsfat, Kfar Manda, Ma'alot, Karmiel, Nahariya, Assafiya, Chatzor HaGlilit, Gilboa, Baka-Al-Garbiyya, Ariel, Ramle, Afula, Yavne, Migdal Ha'Emek, and Beitar Illit.

Your local social services office can help you get on the list if you qualify. For more information about the Eshel program, call 02-6501036.

I hope this information helps someone out there - so please share this with anyone who might find this helpful.

Be sure to check out the other installments in this series:

Part 1 

Part 2
Part 3
Part 5

Also, if you haven't yet familiarized yourself with the list of price controlled foods in Israel, please do so! I'm still waiting for them to switch out the white bread for whole wheat bread, and add basic produce items to the list...

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