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Rescuing Food, Nourishing Lives

Inspired by Grandma Pesia's legacy, we are on a mission to fight hunger in Israel and reshape communities to sustainability.

Fighting Hunger, Building Communities

Pesia's Kitchen is a movement

At Pesia’s Kitchen, we have developed unique models of distribution that overcome barriers to getting nourishing food to those who are poor and seldom have regular access to healthy meals. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, this is done at an extremely low cost.

Pesia's Community Hubs

Distributing food that would otherwise go to waste

With three distribution hubs and hundreds of volunteers, food is rescued from corporate cafeterias, restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, and government agencies. Combined with fresh produce from Leket Israel, the large Israeli rescued food bank, we distribute 2 million pounds of healthy food each year to those in need.  

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Education · Action · Together

Food Education Program
& Community Action

Working with the Derech Kfar network of schools we deliver 15,000 lbs of fresh produce each week in the academic year to 14 schools. The students and their teachers pack fruits and vegetables for distribution to help their neighbors. The students learn the importance of helping others and that individually they can make a difference in life. 

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Emergency
War Fund

The Hamas attack of October 7th disrupted many marginalized communities in Israel, causing severe hardship as jobs disappeared and traumatized communities struggled to adapt.

Thanks to our dedicated supporters in the food industry and to our donors, we were able to create an Emergency War Fund through which we provided tons of food to communities desperate for help. This effort continues to the current day. 

Pesia's Impact In Action

Meals, Miles, and More

Food insecurity affects nearly 20% of Israelis, while 37% of edible food goes to waste. Keeping administrative costs to a minimum and striving for efficiency allows us to deliver a meal for an amount unmatched in the food relief industry.

14

DERECH KFAR SCHOOLS 

Three

DISTRIBUTION

HUBS IN ISRAEL

15 Cents

IS THE COST

PER MEAL 

2.7 Million

MEALS PROVIDED

YEARLY

1,300

TONS OF

RESCUED FOOD

4,500

FAMILIES REACHED

Partners

Some of our

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At 3:00 PM we collect 200 meals from Google; by 5:00 PM they transform the day for someone who truly needs it

GIDEON BEN AMI, COFOUNDER OF PESIA'S KITCHEN

REAL STORIES, REAL IMPACT

Pesia's community

"Pesia's aims to reach those facing barriers in accessing surplus food. Paradoxically, over one-third of produced food goes to waste."

"In this community one out of five persons is a Holocaust survivor. They feel less invisible, knowing that someone is thinking and caring about them."

"The people we serve come from all walks of life. This year we rescued and served close to three million meals. Food is a basic human right, a ritual connecting us all, a daily fuel setting the pace."

OUR ROOTS

Grandma Pesia's Enduring Legacy

We are driven by the same compassion that fueled the life of Grandma Pesia, who believed that food was a basic human right. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of those who are struggling. We are proud to continue her legacy of kindness and generosity by providing as much support as we can to whoever needs it.

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