As snow descended on Jerusalem and its environs for the second time in the past month, Colel Chabad's network of soup kitchens in the city reported that efforts in advance of the latest storm helped ensure that clients who couldn't traverse the streets had plenty of food.

"We handed out extra food to our regulars on Sunday," Mendy Bloy, supervisor of Colel Chabad's three Jerusalem-based United Soup Kitchens – in the city center, next to the Western Wall and near the Machane Yehuda market – said on Monday. "But many people are still coming in today."

Colel Chabad, a social-service organization founded by the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in 1788, maintains a food distribution network and a slate of soup kitchens throughout Israel. On any given day, about 100 people eat at the central Jerusalem outlet, 70 at the Western Wall and 90 at Machane Yehuda, said Bloy.

Extra food deliveries will be made on Wednesday in deference to the recent weather, he added. Many of the more than 400 people who receive help as part of the Colel Chabad Meals on Wheels program are Holocaust survivors.

The latest batch of snow prompted Jerusalem authorities to push back the start of public school classes while a fleet of snowplows worked to clear the roads. Last month, two days of snow blanketed the capital city in white and prompted residents from Israel's coast to travel more than an hour eastward to see the icy wonder.