German food banks under pressure

Sep 14, 2023 | Environmental, Food/Drink, Social, Videos

In a small town in northwestern Germany, a decision by the local food bank has sparked outrage across the country. Temporarily, the food bank has stopped taking on any new non-German customers, leaving many in need to increasingly rely on donations. This has stirred a political debate, with even Chancellor Merkel voicing her criticism.
With rising numbers of people in need and dwindling contributions, food banks in Germany are under enormous strain. The case in Essen reveals the harsh reality faced by many. However, in Cologne, there are helpers who are determined not to be like their colleagues in Essen. In this eye-opening documentary, follow the story of those helpers who go above and beyond to ensure that no one is left behind. Discover their struggles, their motivations, and their remarkable impact on the community. Will they be able to make a difference? Watch now to find out.

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