How it all began, what we’re doing and why we do it
How’d It All Begin?
Nevet was founded in 2006, initially as a project of “Leket Israel” which is dedicated to saving food that without them would be thrown out.
In 2015, we recognized that the scope of the challenge required a holistic response based on professionalism and a long-term vision. This motivated the development of an organization with its own logistical framework and budget, with a strategic plan to reach every child who needed us. At that point Nevet became its own independent body.
What Do We Do?
Nevet provides a sandwich for the morning meal to kids who arrive at school without any food, whether it’s because of socio-economic challenges or overall parental or guardian dysfunction.
It’s important to understand that the challenge isn’t just a monetary one. Often families have other struggles they are coping with and feeding children can literally fall through the cracks. This is a reality even in the more affluent sectors of society. It doesn’t take much to get to the point where a child is coming to school without food and encounters hunger and embarrassment which can quickly lead to delinquency and behavior issues.
Why We Do It?
A sandwich is not just a sandwich.
A sandwich is a first response to show we care, and through which a child can gain confidence. That sandwich waiting in school allows the students to become more attentive, academically motivated, emotionally sound and physically satiated.
A student who is ready and willing to learn is able to benefit from everything the school has to offer. To achieve academic success then translates to other successes that sets him or her on an overall positive path.
Proper and healthy nutrition
Discretion to protect the student’s self-respec
Strengthening the bond between teachers and students
Effective fiscal and operational management to maximize the impact of every donation