The Coronavirus Chronicle #4: FEEDING THE HUNGRY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

How does pandemic-induced hoarding affect those in need in the community around you? We hear from Sabine Werth from Berliner Tafel, in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.

Sabine Worth, photographed by Sylvia Cunningham

As the biggest global health crisis in years threatens people around the world, turn to The Coronavirus Chronicle to find out how people in Berlin are coping.

The nonprofit food bank Berliner Tafel provides the essentials to hundreds of thousands of Berliners in need. But how does a charity survive the pandemic and its double blow of growing unemployment and panicked hoarding?

Sabine Werth, chairwoman of Berliner Tafel, describes how they are struggling to make it work, one day at a time.

“Now we have this situation,” explains Werth. “People with money have the possibility to buy everything, and they collect it, and the poor people have no chance.”

 

Sabine Worth, photographed by Sylvia Cunningham

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