Sara Hornig

Sara Hornig

In Finland 20 000-25 000 people stand in bread lines every week. Over 90% of them couldn’t get by without food assistance. 50% of them are left with 100 € or less spending money after covering the necessary expenses. The practice of handing out free food, the bread line system, which started during the 1990s recession, was meant to be temporary. It has however become a permanent phenomenon. At first most of the people in the bread lines were marginalized, single men. Today they have been joined by young mothers, students, immigrants, elderly people and even working people. All the photographs of the bags have been taken in the bread lines in Myllypuro, Helsinki.

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