Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Table to Table

Table to Table is a growing Israeli organization that rescues food and distributes it to the growing number of needy people in this country.
I once joined a group of volunteers for a day of onion picking. Here I am pretending to eat a raw onion (feh!). "An apple a day keeps the doctor away; an onion a day keeps EVERYONE away."
You can see short videos at the Table to Table website.

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26 comments:

RuneE said...

I agree with you on the taste of raw onions! I hope your work will bring other fruits (and vegetables) too.

antigoni said...

Great work! Excellent photos.

antigoni said...

Great work! Excellent photos.

JC said...

Great cause. We worked part of a day with a charity that fed people and I was shocked to hear the percentage of people living in poverty just in Jerusalem. One of the young women in the group got a lesson on how to use a potato peeler.

richies said...

I was involved in a small scale project similar to this on last year when I was in Mexico. A relative of my friend Nic works for a large farm in southern Texas. He was able to get a lot of overstocked produce. He brought it to Nic, and we took the large quantities of potatoes, onions, beets, tomatoes, limes, and supplemented it with a few canned goods and delivered to about 50 families in Mexico.

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Reader Wil said...

Table to Table is a good organization. The other day it was discussed on the TV that our food banks are good but it's embarrassing that in such a wealthy country as the Netherlands is, these food distributions should be a necessity.

anthonynorth said...

This looks like a wonderful pursuit.
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Cloudia said...

Oy! No raw onions in the fields. We wish you a SWEET life! Aloha-

babooshka said...

A lesson cloud be learnt here in helping others for the greater good. Your posts are always humbling.

Leslie: said...

I had to laugh at your little quote! lol What a wonderful thing to do for a great cause. :D

magiceye said...

great cause indeed!

Fida said...

Mmmmm, just had a raw onion (well, a tiny one) with my spinach salad - I guess nobody would kiss me tonight:-) Great to see you dig for a good cause!

Kay said...

This is a wonderful thing you are all doing! Good for you!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I once saw someone hypnotised and told he was eating an apple. He chomped it happily but it was an onion!

Ursel said...

Thanks for sharing the project on this blog. It's great work you are doing.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

great cause, i love to 'save' food myself. a very worthy charity indeed

mommanator said...

AH this is manna from heaven for the needy & poor. Also reminds me of gleaning in the fields as Ruth did!

Pretty Prats said...

nice job !! by you and the organisation both :)

Indrani said...

I was ignorant of such a project. You are doing a great job Dina.

Catherine said...

These orgabizations are more and more necessary. We get ours in France too. Food is collected at the issue of food shops. They're many more people who need such help each year. Can you imagine? People in France who don't get enough money to get a standard feeding. They are called "Les Resto (for restaurants) du Coeur".

mrsnesbitt said...

Believe it or not I use to eat raw onions! LOL!

(((HUGS))) and prayers.
Keep safe.

Pietro said...

Really a great job, Dina.

Dina said...

Thanks everybody.
Richie, wow, you did a big job!

Mommanator, you are right about Table to Table. It started that way, gleaning whatever had been overlooked or left in a field or orchard. It was based on the Biblical injunction that every grower must leave something in the corners of his field for the poor to glean. Yes, like Ruth.

Catherine, restaurants with heart. I like that, especially in French!

Petrea said...

I would love to do something like that. I wonder if we have that here. You look like you're having fun!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful your life and quotation.
Congratulations.

Suzanne said...

Feh! I agree for the onions. Sounds like a good organizaiton though and great work.