Milan, Italy

Internet usage in Food provisioning and information

Food poverty is growing problem in Milan and it is combined with different socioeconomic dynamics that, in recent years, have changed the paths through which people come to a state of poverty that includes food poverty and insecurity. To fight these conditions many different experiences have been implemented, such as solidarity stores that offer also integrated services for social and working promotion for people very close to a poverty situation, with some difficulties to turn to charitable organisations, food banks, social cards, soup kitchens, etc.
This task will study in Milan the long tradition of local self-organization of civil society actors for food recovery and re-distribution compared with the new “Food Poverty Lab”, a recent coalition of private and social actors that is providing innovative solutions in a systemic and public perspective.

Impact and innovation

Impact on urban food policy governance / Innovation from civil society