With the help of the Israeli government — and a lot of kind, generous donors all over the world — Yad Ezra V’Shulamit will be distributing 50,000 food baskets and vouchers to Israel’s poor for the holidays.

Yesterday they were dropping their children off at school and checking in at work. Today, thousands of civilians are held hostage in their homes under unrelenting rocket fire. But they are not alone.

The Home Front Command, Yad Ezra V’Shulamit and volunteers joined together to deliver hundreds of Pesach food packages door to door and to elderly people who couldn’t come pick up a basket.

This year, the government proposes to supplement food baskets for each poor family to the tune of 14 shekels ($4) for the holidays. At that rate, the funding doesn't cover the cost of a jar of honey.