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Israel to provide food to 1 million people in need amid COVID-19 crisis




Israel announced a plan to distribute loaded cards to needy families to buy essential food products, the Interior Ministry reported Wednesday.

The support is intended for 200,000 families, or around a million people in need, to help them cope with the difficulties of the crisis by the Coronavirus.

The support, worth a total of 700 million new shekel ($ 215 million), will be provided by the ministry and local authorities through two aid organizations.

The loaded food cards will be delivered to the homes of eligible individuals and will be valid at more than 1,500 outlets across the country, including grocery stores and food chains.

Each eligible person will receive up to 900 new shekel on the card, and up to 675 new shekel for each child, with a limit of 7,200 new shekel per family.

This program is in addition to the general subsidy and support programs for small businesses carried out by the Israeli Government during the crisis by the Coronavirus, which started almost a year ago.

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