2015 report on poverty and social exclusion

More than 53 million people in the EU fail to meet on a regular basis the need for a proper meal. Faced with an average of 10.5%, in Italy 14.2% of the population, with a record increase of 130% in 5 years. An alarming situation confirmed by 6,273,314 meals provided in 2014 by 353 diocesan canteens, and 3,816 food distribution centers, promoted by 186 diocesan Caritas, who take charge of a vast food needs of people and families, Italian and foreign. And – as is clear from the national monitoring services of food aid promoted by the diocesan Caritas – we find both the traditional forms of aid (canteens and distribution centers of food parcels), and those of a more innovative and experimental (or market emporiums solidarity, projects social farming, purchasing groups).
Are some of the issues raised in the Caritas Report 2015 on poverty and social exclusion, entitled “Poverty plural” presented at Expo 17 October during the International Day against poverty. The presentation took place at the Conference Centre Expo Milan in the conference “The right to food. Interventions proximity and advocacy actions”, focused on the issue of food poverty in Milan, in Italy and in Europe.
The meeting was an opportunity to explore the theme of the right to food in European contexts, see the actions taken by Caritas to combat the phenomenon of food poverty, the food parcels to Empori Solidarity, but also a moment of reflection on the policies needed to ensure adequate safeguards so that everyone can make their own himself and his family. On the same occasion Caritas Europa presented the advocacy action on the right to food and its impact on the European institutions.
The Report 2015 “Poverty plural”, the result of data analysis and the daily experiences of the 218 diocesan Caritas offices operating throughout the country, deepens the publication took place on 15 September “After the crisis, build welfare”, the Report 2015 on anti-poverty policies in Italy.