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Dispute over Aid - do food banks harm the poor?

For 20 years, food that was destined for the waste bin - like day-old bread - has instead been distributed to Germany's needy. In Berlin alone, more than 600 tons of food are distributed to 125,000 people each month. But criticism is growing that this aid actually keeps people in poverty longer.

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