City Without Hunger

An innovative, ground breaking social initiative, proposing an effective and sustainable model to solve the problem of nutritional insecurity in Israel. The initiative acts to implement a municipal model that can be replicated throughout the country.
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Need
The extent of poverty, its severity and depth, has consistently grown within the past decade. In turn, the phenomenon of nutritional insecurity has spread throughout the country and in all sectors.

The reason stems from the following factors:
  • Lack of response from the public system
  • Partial response from society and the private sector
  • Lack of funding sources
The response given today to the population suffering from nutritional insecurity is partial at best and depends on the limited resources of nonprofit organizations. At the municipal level, there is no cohesive body responsible for monitoring the problem, pooling resources or coordinating the required response. 
The “City Without Hunger” project was established to make a significant change and to bring sustainable solution to the forefront.

Target population
We target families, single-parent families, individuals and elderly who live in the lowest societal position and suffer from nutritional insecurity.

Model and structure
The initiative’s plan of action is based on a bottom-up approach. We understand that a process that is built for a distinct population in a defined geographic area, uses a multidimensional tool box, motivates the residents, re-organizes and adds required resources can make a significant change. It can bring about a solution that can be implemented and replicated (with necessary adaptations) nationwide.

The principals on which the project is founded are:
  • Full cooperation – Between Latet, the local municipality, and other relevant agents active in the location
  • Population mapping – Mapping and dividing the population into secondary groups and formulating the necessary responses
  • Multidimensional tool box – GIving a variety of responses to meet different needs
  • Creating a commitment to the process by the recipients – Participation in the processes to reduce their dependency on aid
  • Leveraging, pooling and re-organization of existing community resources
  • Involvement of residents and community empowerment – Recruiting and mobilizing the residents as agents of change in their city
The project will provide a full response to the problem of nutritional insecurity in the city in a number of channels:
  • Core food services
  • Applying rights and budget management
  • Tools for escaping nutritional insecurity

Highlights
Food collection campaigns for the holidays – in schools, kindergartens, community centers, market chains and on the streets of the city


Effectiveness
Uniqueness
The “City Without Hunger” project was developed to provide a comprehensive answer to the problem of nutritional insecurity and is the only project in Israel that acts to implement an effective, sustainable municipal model that can be replicated throughout the country.

Relative advantages and additional value
  • Full response: to all residents of a city suffering from nutritional insecurity
  • Sustainable solution: leveraging and pooling existing community resources, connecting and adapting existing programs, improving the infrastructure and relevant municipal centers, creating new sources and lobbying for government to take more responsibility
  • Municipal cooperation: mobilizing all city allies to the joint struggle against nutritional insecurity
  • Mutual responsibility: creation of a citywide climate based on public cooperation and community leadership
  • Multidimensional tool box: a variety of responses and services suited and adapted to the needs of the different target populations
  • Tools for escaping nutritional insecurity: a combination of employment programs, applying rights, budget management, etc.
  • Implementation on a national level: developing a proven and successful model that can be replicated nationwide.

Scope of activity
  • Annual budget: NIS 2,825,000   (cash: NIS 1,750,000; goods: NIS 1,075,000)
  • Aid recipients: 600 families suffering from nutritional insecurity

Measures of success
  • Significant decrease in the problem of nutritional insecurity in the city by roviding a full response to the target population
  • Creation of new food sources and leverage of aid through municipal food rescue
  • Provide relief for the relevant population from nutritional insecurity through a comprehensive service package

Channels of Influence
The program succeeds in making a change through the following channels of influence:
  • Creating a new social order through implementation of an effective, innovative model
  • Positive impact on the quality of life of families: health, education, employment, etc.
  • Strengthening social solidarity, mutual responsibility and local leadership by mobilizing volunteers, residents, aid organizations, companies and investors

Measures of efficiency
  • Food rescue – One third of the food for the project will come from food rescue and pooling city resources
  • Municipal synergy – Coordination and cooperation among all the branches and interests active in the city
  • Sustainable model – After 5 years of the project, the municipality will be able to continue the project independently through the established infrastructure
קוד אתי
Need
The extent of poverty, its severity and depth, has consistently grown within the past decade. In turn, the phenomenon of nutritional insecurity has spread throughout the country and in all sectors.

The reason stems from the following factors:
  • Lack of response from the public system
  • Partial response from society and the private sector
  • Lack of funding sources
The response given today to the population suffering from nutritional insecurity is partial at best and depends on the limited resources of nonprofit organizations. At the municipal level, there is no cohesive body responsible for monitoring the problem, pooling resources or coordinating the required response. 
The “City Without Hunger” project was established to make a significant change and to bring sustainable solution to the forefront.

Target population
We target families, single-parent families, individuals and elderly who live in the lowest societal position and suffer from nutritional insecurity.

Model and structure
The initiative’s plan of action is based on a bottom-up approach. We understand that a process that is built for a distinct population in a defined geographic area, uses a multidimensional tool box, motivates the residents, re-organizes and adds required resources can make a significant change. It can bring about a solution that can be implemented and replicated (with necessary adaptations) nationwide.

The principals on which the project is founded are:
  • Full cooperation – Between Latet, the local municipality, and other relevant agents active in the location
  • Population mapping – Mapping and dividing the population into secondary groups and formulating the necessary responses
  • Multidimensional tool box – GIving a variety of responses to meet different needs
  • Creating a commitment to the process by the recipients – Participation in the processes to reduce their dependency on aid
  • Leveraging, pooling and re-organization of existing community resources
  • Involvement of residents and community empowerment – Recruiting and mobilizing the residents as agents of change in their city
The project will provide a full response to the problem of nutritional insecurity in the city in a number of channels:
  • Core food services
  • Applying rights and budget management
  • Tools for escaping nutritional insecurity

Highlights
Food collection campaigns for the holidays – in schools, kindergartens, community centers, market chains and on the streets of the city


Effectiveness
Uniqueness
The “City Without Hunger” project was developed to provide a comprehensive answer to the problem of nutritional insecurity and is the only project in Israel that acts to implement an effective, sustainable municipal model that can be replicated throughout the country.

Relative advantages and additional value
  • Full response: to all residents of a city suffering from nutritional insecurity
  • Sustainable solution: leveraging and pooling existing community resources, connecting and adapting existing programs, improving the infrastructure and relevant municipal centers, creating new sources and lobbying for government to take more responsibility
  • Municipal cooperation: mobilizing all city allies to the joint struggle against nutritional insecurity
  • Mutual responsibility: creation of a citywide climate based on public cooperation and community leadership
  • Multidimensional tool box: a variety of responses and services suited and adapted to the needs of the different target populations
  • Tools for escaping nutritional insecurity: a combination of employment programs, applying rights, budget management, etc.
  • Implementation on a national level: developing a proven and successful model that can be replicated nationwide.

Scope of activity
  • Annual budget: NIS 2,825,000   (cash: NIS 1,750,000; goods: NIS 1,075,000)
  • Aid recipients: 600 families suffering from nutritional insecurity

Measures of success
  • Significant decrease in the problem of nutritional insecurity in the city by roviding a full response to the target population
  • Creation of new food sources and leverage of aid through municipal food rescue
  • Provide relief for the relevant population from nutritional insecurity through a comprehensive service package

Channels of Influence
The program succeeds in making a change through the following channels of influence:
  • Creating a new social order through implementation of an effective, innovative model
  • Positive impact on the quality of life of families: health, education, employment, etc.
  • Strengthening social solidarity, mutual responsibility and local leadership by mobilizing volunteers, residents, aid organizations, companies and investors

Measures of efficiency
  • Food rescue – One third of the food for the project will come from food rescue and pooling city resources
  • Municipal synergy – Coordination and cooperation among all the branches and interests active in the city
  • Sustainable model – After 5 years of the project, the municipality will be able to continue the project independently through the established infrastructure

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Liron Yohai Or Project Manager

Shirley Barak Coordinator for Community Relations

Liron Yohai Or Project Manager
Shirley Barak Coordinator for Community Relations

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