Friday, January 28

Some 200,000 people received help to eat in Barcelona, ​​double the previous year

More than 195,000 people were assisted in 2020 by the Social Services of the Barcelona City Council or entities to be able to eat, more than double than in 2019 but less than half of the population that is at risk of poverty (about 419,000).

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These are data collected in the report ‘The food crisis and the response of the City of Barcelona’, from the Network for the Right to Adequate Food and which was presented this Thursday. The report focuses on data from the town hall and the entities with the greatest coverage, such as the Food Bank, the Red Cross and Cáritas.

The associations and institutions that make up the network propose, among the main challenges, promoting coordination between entities, dignity programs and reducing food waste.

The report details that in 2020, the year marked by the covid-19 pandemic, 104,608 people received aid in kind, such as food or meals, 162% than in 2019 (39,798). Regarding monetary aid, such as wallet cards or scholarships, they received 95,543, 81% than in 2019 (52,699). Thus, a total of 195,272 people were assisted with eating aids, 111% more (92,497).