"The real scope of the work being done by social institutions in a matter as basic as covering the food requirements of poor families is reaching scandalous figures: over 320,000 people are currently receiving food aid in Catalonia.
report...presented yesterday...by the Catalan Red Cross dignif[ies]
and defend[s] the right to food. [It] highlights elements that
suggest these needs are not going to diminish any time in the near
future, such as the increase in “poor workers” - earning wages
that do not allow them to meet their basic needs - increasingly more
chronic poverty and growing inequality.
scenario, social organizations are committed to working on two areas:
first, the dignifying of the system when providing aid, and second,
providing people with full care, that is, not only food but also
support in housing, hygiene and school materials, as well as training
and employability guidelines for finding work.
Last year, the four
food banks in Catalonia distributed nearly 22.4 million kilos of food
to a total of 260,497 people. All this while every year 262,471
tonnes of food are wasted in homes, shops and restaurants."
[Sònia Pau - Source: