Despite the slow resumption of work and daily life, poverty is increasingly at home in Italy. Craftsmen, traders, self-employed and employees in the world of catering, bars, tourism, entertainment, are affected. Mainly, single income families with children. CARITAS Italy alone has assisted 450,000 people in just three months. Of these, over 100 thousand are the new poor. And the prospects are not comforting. According to Banco Alimentare, there is a real risk that from 5.5 million people to 10 million throughout Italy, among them 1 million children, slip from relative to absolute poverty.
In the face of these disheartening data, the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy has decided to make a concrete contribution with the ” Pasta Solidale” initiative. 18 Italian cities were reached by the aid that went directly to those who every day are committed to “giving smiles”: CARITAS in Liguria and Basilicata, non-profit associations in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sicily, Marche, Tuscany and Puglia. Reception facilities for the poorest in Piedmont. “A concrete way to respond to the many difficulties of those who can no longer put a hot dish on the table. We did it thanks to the generosity of our members and the sense of solidarity that has always animated our association. Unfortunately at the moment many Italian families are missing everything, pasta and food in the front row “, said the President of the GLLI Association, Marco Galeazzi.”