Combating Food Insecurity
A small farm, Kaima grows for customers' needs and does not accumulate surplus vegetables. Yet, knowing that many of our neighbors lack the means to provide for themselves, we cultivate extra portions to donate to those in need on a weekly basis. Such outreach both challenges concepts of abundance in Israel society and helps model the primary principles of Tzedakah, empowering youth and adults alike as responsible citizens.
Each week we deliver veggie baskets to vulnerable families, non-profit organizations, the broader community aided by St. Vincent Monastery, and others. We also encourage our customers and philanthropic partners to support and earmark food donations to local groups of their choosing.
Note: COVID-19 realities have increased the need for food donations in our own small circle by some 250%. The pandemic has interrupted food-supply chain and exacerbated food insecurity with a disproportionate impact on those already hovering at or below the poverty line. Today, working with the Jerusalem Municipality which is helping us identify those in greatest need, it is important that we increase our weekly donations. With the necessary infrastructure in place, we are ready to respond and contribute to the reduction of hunger and food insecurity on a small but meaningful scale.