The IDF is doing its utmost to ensure that all soldiers and officers on bases and outposts received yomtov meals and more on Rosh Hashanah.
Towards that end, 40 trucks left the IDF’s main food base in Tirat HaCarmel carrying yomtov items for bases around the country. This includes six tons of fish, 450 packages of stuffed fish, 18 tons of turkey, 16 tons of chicken and 7.5 tons of meat.
In addition, the military will be distributing 25 tons of apples that will be dipped in the 2 tons of honey in an effort to sweeten the yomtov for the nation’s fighting forces, those unable to make it home and spend yomtov with their families.
In addition, dining rooms in bases will receive 3 tons of dried fruits, 5.5 tons of pomegranates, 6 tons of fresh yellow dates and 6 tons of honey cake. Let’s not forget 7,000 bottles of grape juice and 9,500 bottles of soft drinks.
The military makes and effort to send married personnel home, replacing them wherever possible with single soldiers, hesder troops and others serving their mandatory service.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)