By Reetta Nickproject manager Foodaid.fi rising service prices are causing problems for households with insufficient incomes to cover spending.
ViaDia in Tampere also says that the demand for food help points has increased. This includes more employed people, the CEO says Kristian Vilkman. The Welfare Organization is a stakeholder group of the Finnish Evangelical Free Church.
At the same time, there is pressure in stores to reduce surpluses and losses, which affects the organization of food aid operations. In Finland, 90 per cent of food aid comes from the retail trade surplus.
In 2020, the Natural Resources Center of Finland (Luke) estimates that 20 million kilos of food aid are distributed in Finland every year, and about 100-200,000 people need food aid. Free food is provided by more than 1,000 associations, congregations and other groups.
Source: The Nordic Page