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The Rise of Food Charity in Europe$
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Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Tiina Silvasti

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447340003

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447340003.001.0001

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Social exclusion and food assistance in Germany

Social exclusion and food assistance in Germany

(p.49) 2 Social exclusion and food assistance in Germany
The Rise of Food Charity in Europe

Fabian Kessl

Stephan Lorenz

Holger Schoneville

Policy Press

This chapter forms the land case study for Germany. As with all empirical chapters it explores several key themes in relation to food charity in Germany: • the history of food charity in the national context and the relationship between the welfare state and charities; • the nature of and drivers behind contemporary food charity provision; • key changes in social policy and their impact on rising charitable food provision; • and the social justice implications of increasing need for charitable assistance with food. The chapter concludes with critical reflections on the future direction of food charity provision in Germany and the implications of this.

Keywords:   Germany, Food charity, Welfare reform, Social policy, Social justice

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