President Moshe Katasav has transferred NIS 1.5 million from his discretionary fund to a Pessah food drive for the hungry.
The president was spurred by extensive media coverage of the plight of the nation's por, the ever-increasing numbers of hungry families and complaints of lack of funds by non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the impoverished.
Some 750 families recommended by social welfare authorities will receive NIS 2,000 each to buy food.
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