Inflation and an influx of refugees have put growing pressure on food banks. Will the German state step into the breach?
Germany's first Tafel food bank opened in Berlin 30 years ago. There, people in need can receive groceries that would otherwise be thrown away. What began as a spontaneous idea has become a nationwide political entity.
23 Oct 2022
About half of Germany's food banks have seen their number of clients double since last year, and many are turning people away. Increasing demand and decreasing donations are leaving many in need of help with few options.
19 Dec 2021
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, but as the world's biggest economy grapples with supply chain challenges and increasing food prices, many people are in need of help this holiday season.
24 Nov 2020
Hundreds of people pick up holiday meals at food banks in New York City days before Thanksgiving, as the US continues to battle high unemployment from the coronavirus-induced recession. US authorities have urged Americans not to travel for the holiday, with virus cases soaring soaring past 12 million confirmed cases in the world's worst-hit country.