News Briefs

  1/28/2014, Shevat 27, 5774

Min. of Ed.: 75,000 More Children to Receive Hot Meals

The Ministers of Finance, Education, Health and Welfare announced today (Tuesday) that the school lunch program currently operating in the school system will be expanded to include an additional 75,000 children, mostly from at-risk and low-income backgrounds. The ministers dedicated an additional NIS 110 million towards the program expansion, which is to be put into operation immediately.

The additional funds will allow 75,000 more children to be added to the already existing 145,000 children who are currently benefitting from the hot food program.