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The government attacks to the indepedent free soup kicthens

The government just issued a decree which in the name of public health, attacks to the regular soup kitchens organised by political groups that cook and offer food to the increasing mumber of homeless (reaching 20,000 in Athens only).  Homelss people though are not the only ones depending on these soup kicthens, but plenty more neo-poor who cannot afford to buy food depend on them. The Secretary of Public Health named Dimopoulos issued a decree stating that only formal agencies can offer food for free in public these are the church, the municipalities and NGOs any other such effort has to be approved by the authorities.

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  1. JackCommon wrote:

    In France, only official agencies are legally allowed to distribute food. A couple of years ago in a small town near me some people took some food (mostly still in their wrappers) from a bin outside a restaurant and got nicked by the local gendarmes. They got a 2 month suspended prison sentence!

    Friday, February 3, 2012 at 4:48 am | Permalink

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