In Israel, where around 200,000 Holocaust survivors are living out their remaining days.
Today, despite intervention from well-intentioned NGOs, Holocaust survivors only receive some NIS 4,000 (approximately $1,150), in government stipends each month.
Many have turned to Meir Panim, the organization which aims to restore hope to the hopeless.
Meir Panim works year-round to alleviate the poverty crisis in Israel through a network of restaurant-style soup kitchens, meals-on-wheels, holiday food packages, food shopping cards, and after-school youth centers.
Meir Panim also runs a Holocaust Survivor Day Center in the southern Israel city of Dimona, which provides crucial aid and companionship to survivors living in one of the most impoverished cities in Israel.
Donations for the 2019 High Holiday campaign aims to raise $250,000 to provide survivors not only with warm meals, but also stocked pantries, therapeutic companionship, socialization, and enriching programs. Above all, something that has no monetary value: hope.