Latet ( Hebrew : לתת , lit. to give)
Israeli Humanitarian Aid has been established with the aim to reduce poverty in a better society.
Latet Organization was founded in 1996 and runs throughout Israel , serving as a national umbrella organization to 150 NGOs and local organizations in all sectors, it is regularly assists 60,000 families a year.
Latte has worked with all populations in Israel. Latet’s mission is to reduce poverty and address the most pressing problems facing the weaker elements in the Israeli society. This is achieved through many channels including; providing assistance to impoverished peoples nationwide, motivating the civil society to give and take over by the national priorities.
The organization is a non-profit organization . Latet is funded by donations only, with 95% of the contributions from both the civil society and the business sector in Israel. Latet is operating with the help of more than 8,000 permanent volunteers around the country who is working at 270,000 volunteer hours per year.
Latte is an umbrella organization for 150 local organizations (associations, soup kitchens and departments of social services in the local authorities) operating in 95 communities across the country and in all sectors. The co-operation of the Latter Organization with the cost of living continues to 60,000 families and 200,000 – civilians living in dire straits.
The organization operates with full transparency and is audited by Ernst & Young & Kost, Forer, Gabbay and Kasierer.
Areas of Action …
Within its activities the Latet Organization initiates and operates a number of programs in various fields:
In the framework of the program, the concept of the food inventory management system, the food inventory management is carried out through a computerized system, with strict control procedures and supervision. Recruitment sources of food for the venture are based on three main channels:
Food Rescue Short term Food Rescue is based on the strategic partnership with the food industry and is being regularly undertaken with the food producers and companies. The control procedures and strict supervision of the logistics centers contribute to the efficient collection and distribution of the products. The organization lifts every 1 ₪ on on on operation operation to…… In honor of the effective work done, the organization received a certificate for effectiveness by Midot.
Raising social awareness and taking actions for policy changes in the field of poverty and social inequality by the Supreme Court, extensive lobbying activities publishing the Alternative Poverty Report, and reaching out to the general public to increase civic involvement.
The Alternative Poverty Report The Alternative Poverty Report seeks to demonstrate the personal and physical aspect of poverty and the poor, hiding behind the numbers and statistics published by government institutions. The report reflects the current situation on the ground, in the face of the poverty phenomenon, through mirroring the reality and the challenges that the people face while living in social, nutritional, and economic distress. The report succeeds to present a thorough analysis of the problem of poverty in Israel.
Collecting food from the public During the years of its existence, the organization ran dozens of campaigns to collect food from the public in retail chains, schools and companies. Tens of thousands of volunteers took part in this activity and about two million Israelis donated tens of thousands of tons of food.
Food Procurement Purchased food takes place regularly and extensively from manufacturers, suppliers, and wholesalers in order to complete the necessary products for basic food basket.
Programs run by Latet include …
City without Hunger – an innovative, urban-based program for social change that offers an effective and sustainable model for combating food insecurity in a defined geographic area. The program includes a municipal leadership group, a volunteering framework, an infrastructure for food collection and distribution, and activities which raise awareness. The basis for the project can be found in the steps taken towards leveraging existing community resources.
The program aims to mobilize an entire city, leveraging and using local resources to the fullest degree possible,
this is so that in 3 to 5 years there will be a nutritionally insecure population.
The National Initiative for Nutritional Security – The Initiative provides assistance to people suffering from insecurity.
The program works to rescue, collecting and distributing food, while empowering local organizations and raising awareness of the Israeli society to acknowledge and work on the problem of food shortages and poverty.
Aid for life Provides holistic assistance to impoverished Holocaust survivors living in Israel.
They are supported through regular visits, food delivery, drug coupons, emergency assistance, and security renovations. The program answers to the specific needs of Impoverished Holocaust survivors; It delivers a message of mutual responsibility and care. Within the framework of the program, the survivors gain physical, social and emotional help, which includes a constant positive effect on their health. In addition to the program, they are able to provide the medical care services they need, and an emergency fund for the treatment of patients and their patients.
The implementation of the program is possible thanks to the support of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
In addition, the renovation sub-program is designed with the assistance of the Holocaust Restoration Company of Israel. The program is also designed to improve the quality of life and personal safety. The program provides for the basic needs arising from the limitations of age, their physical condition and their special needs on an individual basis.
‘ Latet Youth – Noar Latet Education for volunteerism, leadership and social entrepreneurship skills for youth.
Recently established by the ministry of education as a youth organization, ‘Latte Youth’ is designed to help, encourage and facilitate social networking. The program aims to allow for the youth to break the multigenerational poverty cycle. The program is creating real and substantial change in the lives of youths, providing the tools to break the cycle of social and economic neglect.
The program operates in 65 education institutions throughout the school year; among about 1800 students aged 14-17 every year, coming from different sectors of the Israeli society. The program Introduce students to the humanitarian world. The participants are exposed to volunteering opportunities and to the level of the activity they initiate a sustainable and ongoing project for the community in accordance with the existing social need.
Latet Atid (To Give a Future) Micro Entrepreneurial Development Program for women living within the borders of the poverty line in order to lead to financial independence.
Latet Atid is a micro-finance and business development project which economically empowers women, living near or at poverty level in southern and central Israel, by being guided to create an incoming-generating small business in collaboration with the Center for Small Business Development (MATI), mentorship and a micro-loan, with the goal of supporting sustainable financial independence.