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Meals Program For At-Risk Youth Secondary Schools
Promote a government program to feed high school students who need it
In Israel, there is currently no systemic response to the problem of hunger among students at secondary schools; unlike elementary schools, which benefit from a meals program targeted at the geographic and social periphery. Our policy research, conducted with the assistance of aid organizations and school networks, indicates that at least 54,000 students in secondary schools deal with hunger, hindering their studies.
Currently, we are working to organize a group of stakeholders and experts. This group will advocate with decision makers to establish a meals program targeted at secondary schools for at-risk youth, where the needs and urgency are most acute. Following that, we will work on a program that addresses the needs of all secondary schools.