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More then four million Italians couldn't afford food in 2013

A 1.3 million increase since 2010, says Coldiretti

25 March, 10:30
More then four million Italians couldn't afford food in 2013 (ANSA) - Rome, March 25 - At least 4.1 million Italians relied on some form of food assistance in 2013, a 10% increase over the previous year and a 47% increase over 2010, a report from Coldiretti farmers' association says.

This adds up to 1,304,871 more people asking for food aid over the past three years, Coldiretti said citing data from AGEA, a government agency that deals with agriculture.

The 2013 data showed that 303,485 people attended soup kitchens and 3,764,765 people received food packages.

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