Social Affairs Minister Akunis reached an agreement to secure 6 million NIS to provide poor families with food purchasing coupons until April.
Addressing one of the ramifications of poverty by a government-led food rescue program
NGOs combating poverty express concern with increasing poverty for elderly, although rate of overall poverty remained the same in 2018 over 2017 figures.
Meir Panim has established restaurant-style soup kitchens throughout Israel to give the look and feel of a real restaurant.
On Monday, Latet released their annual "alternative" poverty report, which unlike the State of Israel's official poverty report, measures poverty according to households lacking essential needs.
A poverty report by the non-profit Latet organization shows that one-quarter of all Israelis are currently living in poverty.
Men from a lower socioeconomic background are twice as likely to smoke than those who are more wealthy.
The city of Jerusalem falls into Cluster 2, as do many of Israel’s Arab localities (such as Kalansuwa), along with Israel’s haredi cities (such as Bnei Brak).
While GDP per capita in Israel increased annually by 2.3% between 2002 and 2008, according to OECD data, it grew by an average of only 1.7% between 2012 and 2018.
In recent years, Jerusalem has been enjoying a steady increase in both tourism and business, but the fruits of that success have not had a notable impact on the poorest population groups.