About the african community support center
Support and strengthen
The African Community Support Center has been working tirelessly to support the refugee community since the first day of the Corona Virus lockdown in Israel. The Pandemic has had a unique and difficult impact on the refugee community — not only can they not go to work, but refugees are also ineligible to receive unemployment salaries. When the lockdown began in March, we recognized that the most immediate issue the community needed help with was food security. In March, we helped meet that need by giving out 537 food packages. Thank you Joey Low for funding food packages for refugee families, single mothers, students and other community members in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Now as the Pandemic continues without a clear end, and the refugee community continues to be hurt, we want to bring the food packages back and provide sustained food support. In March the positive impact and relief the packages provided was clear, thus, we have partnered with Pesia Kitchen to start giving these packages out weekly to as many people as we can. We believe that we can ease the burden in these difficult times and bring strength through food!
Fighting COVID though food
Food packages include: Five kilos of rice, five litters of vegetables oil, corn flakes, ketchup, sugar, wheat flour, tuna, milk, onions, tomatoes, tomatoes paste, chocolate paste, peanut butter you name it all in one package.
Amount of food in the package is proportionate to the amount of people in the household.