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The Rise of Food Charity in Europe

Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Tiina Silvasti


This edited collection provides the first comprehensive study of the rise of food charity across Europe. Bringing together leading researchers across the continent, this collection explores the driving forces behind this phenomenon and its implications into the future, from a social policy perspective. The book incorporates cases studies from Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Each empirical case study chapter explores: the histories of food charity in the national context; key changes in social policy and their relationship to food charity; and t ... More

Keywords: Food charity, Food bank, Food aid, food insecurity, poverty, social policy, welfare state

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340003
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, editor
University of Sheffield

Tiina Silvasti, editor
University of Jyväskylä

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Introduction: exploring the growth of food charity across Europe

Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Tiina Silvasti

1 New frames for food charity in Finland

Tiina Silvasti and Ville Tikka

2 Social exclusion and food assistance in Germany

Fabian Kessl, Stephan Lorenz and Holger Schoneville

3 The role of food charity in Italy

Sabrina Arcuri, Gianluca Brunori and Francesca Galli

6 Food aid in post-crisis Spain: a test for this welfare state model

Amaia Inza-Bartolomé and Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio

7 Food banks and the UK welfare state

Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Rachel Loopstra

8 Conclusion: food charity in Europe

Hannah Lambie-Mumford and Tiina Silvasti

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