Located in the territory of the Israeli tribe of Dan, Bat Yam and Ramle are cities in the central district that are particularly struggling. Israel Relief Aid’s October Project will be to distribute food bags to those living under the poverty line in these two cities.
Bat Yam is located on the Mediterranean coast, just below Tel Aviv and has a population of 160,000. Massive absorption of new immigrants and decades of neglect and poor management have made Bat Yam one of the poorest cities in the central district. Today, the city looks greyish with its old housing projects.
Ramle has around 76,000 Israelis, two-thirds of whom are Jewish and one-third Arab. It sits next to the ancient city of Lydda/Luz (Lod). Ramle has many ethnic restaurants and an outdoor covered market (shuk) where the people shop, as prices are lower. Ramle has long been one of Israel’s poorest cities.
Food bags for these cities would contain pasta, peas, spaghetti, couscous, green beans, rice, lentils, buckwheat, humus, etc.
Only together we can do this. Let’s change lives in Bat Yam and Ramle!