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February 04, 2014
An elderly couple stop to talk to a neighbour in Tetuan, Madrid January 28, 2014. The food bank of Tetuan,...
Madrid, Spain
An elderly couple stop to talk to a neighbour in Tetuan
An elderly couple stop to talk to a neighbour in Tetuan, Madrid January 28, 2014. The food bank of Tetuan, a working-class district in Madrid, was born last year to alleviate the hardships of its residents. The bank was put together by members of the 15M indignant movement and families in need who could not rely on the welfare state to stay fed. But unlike food banks from Catholic charities like Caritas or other non-religious ngos, Tetuan's food bank implemented a system based on the principle of social justice instead of charity. All families who become recipients of the bank have to actively work for the food they obtain. Every week they stand outside their neighbourhood's supermarkets informing customers of their needs and picking up their donations. Afterwards, they have to do an inventory of the food and prepare the allotments for the families, theirs included, which they distribute every two weeks. The number of recipients at the bank has been increasing steadily. Nowadays there are more than 30 families (over a hundred people) who benefit from the food they obtain through working at the bank. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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