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Food Collection: what to buy to help those in difficulty

The appointment with the is back on Saturday 18 November National Food Collection Daythe initiative promoted by the Banco Alimentare Foundation during which non-perishable food can be purchased to donate to people in difficulty, helped by local partner organizations affiliated with the 21 Banco Alimentare offices.

Where and what to buy

In more than 11,000 supermarkets throughout Italy, over 140,000 Food Bank volunteers, recognizable by their orange bib, will invite you to purchase long-life products such as oil, canned vegetables or legumes, tomato pulp or puree, canned tuna or meat and baby food.

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All donated food will then be distributed to almost 7,600 local partner organizations affiliated with the Food Bank (soup kitchens, family homes, communities for minors, listening centres, street units, etc.) which support approximately 1,700,000 people.

It will also be possible to donate groceries online on some dedicated platforms: to find out about the various methods of purchasing products and the brands participating in the initiative, you can consult the website www.colletta.bancoalimentare.it.

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«The Food Collection is a simple gesture, demonstrating that solidarity and giving make civil coexistence truly human and overcome indifference, the true cause of many injustices», he says Giovanni Bruno, president of the Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus«We make an appeal so that there is a lot of participation and that together we can give concrete help to those in difficulty».

For the first time Benedetta Parodi is the face of the Food Collection and comments on her participation as follows: «Every year Banco Alimentare organizes the National Food Collection Day and on this occasion I join in the invitation to make a simple, concrete and affordable gesture of anyone. I have always been a member, but this year I am even happier to have helped the friends of Banco Alimentare by also participating in the TV commercial and I thank them for involving me in this wonderful initiative.”

The data

According to Istat data, in 2022 just over 2.18 million families were in a condition of absolute poverty. They are 8.3% of the total from 7.7% in 2021. Over 5.6 million individuals are in absolute poverty, this figure also increased compared to the previous year due above all to the increase in inflation. There are 1.27 million minors in absolute poverty.

Source: Vanity Fair

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