Carts filled with donated items for recipients wait to be picked up at Madrid's Tetuan food bank
Carts filled with donated items for recipients of a food bank wait to be picked up on distribution day as the families take part in an assembly at Madrid's Tetuan food bank, December 10, 2013. Families and activists from the 15M indignant movement founded the food bank in 2013 in Tetuan, a working-class neighbourhood of Madrid. It does not simply hand out donations; instead, the families who become recipients are expected to collaborate with the food bank by helping to collect and distribute food. Every week they stand outside local supermarkets picking up donations. Afterwards, they have to do an inventory of the food and allocate portions to each family, theirs included, which they distribute every two weeks. Currently more than 30 families (over a hundred people) are involved in the project. The development of social movements like the Tetuan food bank have come under the spotlight in Spain, whose economy has been in and out of recession since a property bubble burst six years ago, sending unemployment soaring to record highs. New registered jobless figures are being released in Spain on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Picture taken December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD POVERTY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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