Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) starts action against poverty in the Netherlands

by CWM Communications Team

Church congregations throughout Netherlands will collect items for the Food Bank as part of a campaign to combat growing poverty launched by Kerk in Actie, the diaconal arm of Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN). The “Together Against Poverty” campaign comes as the Food Bank faces an unprecedented 36 percent increase in demand in the past year, with 120,000 people per week now applying for assistance.

Aiming for a sustainable approach to tackle the issue over the next four years, Kerk in Actie will provide short-term assistance through food packages for the Food Bank and long-term assistance through partnerships with SchuldHulpMaatje Nederland to help people get out of debt or avoid it altogether.

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