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FEAD201On June 19th, the FEAD network met in Brussels to discuss and exchange best practices on how to use a “Whole Person Approach” when distributing food aid through FEAD

FEAD food aid is a crucial support to vulnerable people in many EU countries. In many cases it is the first step to get access to other services aiming at getting them out of poverty and social re-inclusion. Read more about the best practice "case studies" on accompanying measures to strengthen social inclusion and rehabilitation.

Food Aid accompanied by other measures

During the network meeting, organizations from six countries presented their “best practices” on adopting a “whole person approach” in FEAD aid delivery. Case studies were given by representatives from organizations in Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. These examples showed accompanying or social inclusion measures in the form of information provision, counselling, or organization of workshops and events.  Slovenia presented several counselling services they provided, which included: help from social workers at Mother’s homes and safe houses; professional advice on childrearing; home visits for the elderly and the sick and as well as professional help for drug and alcohol addicts.

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Read preparatory report for this FEAD meeting here