Is­raelis love dairy all year not only for Shavuot

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN

Do you sport a milk mus­tache? Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey on Is­raeli dairy pur­chas­ing habits, 97 per­cent of Is­raelis do.

Bnei Brak-based char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tion Chas­dei Naomi, pub­lished a sur­vey on Mon­day show­ing that only three per­cent of the pub­lic does not buy any dairy prod­ucts through­out the year.

The Rafi Smith In­sti­tute asked 500 about their dairy pur­chas­ing habits and how much they spend on av­er­age per month.

The re­sults of the sur­vey were sep­a­rated into three seg­ments: those who pur­chase un­der NIS 200 of dairy monthly, those who buy be­tween NIS 201 and NIS 400, and those who buy over NIS 400. Ac­cord­ing to the find­ings, 36% of the pop­u­la­tion spends un­der NIS 100 on dairy monthly while 31% spend over NIS 400 monthly.

By gen­der, 33% of women said that they buy more than NIS 400 of dairy monthly while 30% of men re­sponded the same.

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem had the high­est per­cent­age of peo­ple who spend un­der NIS 100 monthly , 47% and 37% re­spec­tively. Though the or­ga­ni­za­tion did not have a con­crete an­swer for why this may be, they said it may be due to Tel Aviv’s high prices and Jerusalem’s large fam­ily sizes. The sur­vey comes ahead of their spe­cial Shavuot food ini­tia­tive that will pro­vide 1,000 Holo­caust sur­vivors and el­derly in Bat Yam with fes­tive hol­i­day prod­ucts such as cho­co­late milk, cheese­cake and other dairy items. Through­out the year, the char­ity dis­trib­utes food to the needy, among them the el­derly, sick, Holo­caust sur­vivors and poor IDF sol­diers.

A spokesman for the or­ga­ni­za­tion told The Jerusalem Post on Mon­day that it reg­u­larly con­ducts sur­veys such as this in or­der to bet­ter un­der­stand the needs of the peo­ple it serves.

(Marc Is­rael Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

A SHOP­PER at a Jerusalem su­per­mar­ket re­cently pe­ruses the wide va­ri­ety of dairy prod­ucts for sale.

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