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Imagine Israel Changemakers: Leket Israel

Imagine Israel with Joseph Gitler

American University Washington College of Law
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Ticket Required Metro-accessible Kosher

Joseph Gitler, CEO & Founder of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank
Learn how Gitler turned his one-man mission into Israel’s largest food bank rescue network, known as Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, which provides food for over 200,000 impoverished Israelis every week. After making aliyah (moving to Israel) from the US in 2000, Gitler began his food rescue efforts from his car by rescuing meals from catering halls and delivering them to local nonprofits that serve the needy. Eventually, Gitler founded Leket in 2003, working with 200 partners to collect and redistribute more than 28 million pounds of fresh, perishable, quality food that would otherwise be considered waste from farms, hotels, military bases and catering halls. Hear Gitler’s inspiring story as he visits Greater

Cost: $18