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Voluntary food aid in Finland

Jarkko Laitila
MTK-Satakunta
Patras 3.12.2012

Background
Strong and wide social security system

in Finland by municipalities and official


social secure board
Too big debts and unemployment main
reasons

Need of food aid is a new phenomen in


cities

Active Players
Protestant congregations

Other, voluntary religious societies


Unemployed societies
Individual persons

In practice
Professional way of working
Together: municipalities, official social secure

board and voluntary work of congregations


First legal based aid after that voluntary
Rent, food and clothes
Food packages and buying certificates


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,

Social
dimension
Soup lunches; 1 /unit
Cafes for poor/unemployed persons
Other activities; to have something to do


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Material aid, Finnish church


Food aid given 149 639 pieces,
Total sum 3 769 736,98 .
One aid about 25 .
Other economical aids were given to 31 414 households
Total sum 3 770 622,80 .
One aid about 120 ( rents, clothing etc. ).
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: 149 639 ,
3 769 736,98 .
25 .
31 414
3 770 622,80 .
120 (, ).