Who We Are:

Food Lifeline, a project of Z.S.V, was established in 1980 with the aim of helping those in need within the Jewish Community.

We address three main issues, hunger, poverty and equality, thereby increasing self-respect, care and consideration for others.

Our main support is by providing food parcels to families during the High Holy Days and Passover.   For these two festivals, we provide food for over 1480 families having an impact on the lives of 8,880 people, mainly elderly and children.



During the year, we sponsor food parcels for Shabbat for 50 families on a regular basis. Additionally we provide medical assistance, clothing grants, emergency funds, and therapy for children who have been through trauma.

Food Lifeline is one of a kind with its practical and direct assistance. Our dedicated team of 100 volunteers deliver food directly to the doors of our recipients. All Volunteers have DBS checks and have received training in Health & Safety, Confidentiality and other related issues.  Our Organisation is cost-effective and relies on volunteers for majority of its work.

Through the Years

Through The Years

Food Lifeline has come a long way over the years. Starting with a mere 10 families, we have reached a record 1400 families this past year.



Lady Amelie Jakobowits ע'ה was involved with Food Lifeline for over 20 years. Her unconditional care and love for those in need is our inspiration and this project is dedicated to her memory.

Our Mission

Our Mission:

  • Food Lifeline aims to alleviate poverty within the Jewish Community.
  • We are a resource for help in times of need.
  • We respond to calls for help within 24 hours
  • We are Building a better community by fighting hunger today.