MDA distributing Passover food for the needy

Thousands of teenagers will help Magen David Adom to collect packages of food and other items, donated by customers shopping at supermarkets branches.

April 1, 2012 03:13
marzah, wine, haggadah [illustrative]

Haggadah and Matzah 521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

For the 11th year in a row, Magen David Adom is collecting basic Passover food items for the poor. Thousands of teenagers will help the ambulance and first-aid organization collect the packages donated by customers shopping at supermarket branches around the country.

The youths will sort the food products and take them to MDA, which will distribute them to poor families selected by the welfare authorities. Among the products are canned food, prepared haroset for the Seder, sugar, bitter herbs and other items for the holiday.

Next week, MDA volunteers and staffers – joined by officials from MDA’s Tel Aviv headquarters – will get into spare ambulances and hand the food packages directly to the needy.

MDA director-general Eli Bin said that its Kimha D’Pischa campaign has become a MDA tradition. Last year, more than 40,000 food parcels were distributed before Passover.

“This year, I believe we can surpass that record figure,” he said, “and make the Passover tables of the needy happier.”

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