The figures are in, and they are absolutely heartbreaking. The elderly are living without heating as the rain pours down outside, and are unable to purchase medicine and even enough food! Children are going to sleep hungry on a regular basis. The average monthly salary of the working poor is below the legal minimum wage. More and more families are falling into the crushing cycle of debt. As Israel approaches elections it is clear than improving the lot of the poor is at the top of the agenda for hundres of thousands of Israeli families. For more details of the poverty report click here.