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Community Food Banks on the Rise in Greece

The number of Greek people attending food banks has been on the rise in the past few months. More and more people depend on the daily providence of free food from community services and public centres around Greece.
The rising number of homeless and poor people is by far over 20% of the Greek population, while unemployment has reached almost 18% after the harsh austerity measures imposed by the Greek government.
Foundations, associations, churches, volunteering clubs, and professionals in the food industry are coming together in an attempt of helping their fellow citizens in need.
According to Eleftheros Typos information, not only public food banks but private restaurant owners are now saving the spare food from the day in order to pass it out to poor families, schools, and hospitals.
This new initiative is called “We Can” and many volunteers from the Doctors of the World NGO are taking part at it.

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