Joseph Gitler

Aug 25, 2022

Addressing Hunger, Food Insecurity--Local Solutions to a Global Problem

A Conversation with Joseph Gitler of Leket, Israel’s Largest Food Rescue Organization

New Books Network 2022

We live in a time of food paradox. In a world of historically unprecedented abundance, many don’t have enough to eat.

Life-limiting obesity coexists with malnutrition - at the same time, sometimes in the very same place.

Food is the complex and critical subject that we will talk about today with Joseph Gitler who works to address the issue at a local, concrete level. He feeds the hungry.

Back in 2003 Joseph Gitler was moved to act when he saw significant food waste in Israel at a time of rising poverty. He founded the nonprofit organization Leket, that has since become the largest food rescue organization in the country.

Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network’s Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il

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Renee Garfinkel

Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network’s Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at reneeg@vanleer.org.il. She's on Twitter @embracingwisdom. She blogs here.

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