Statement Essener Tafel

Berlin, 02/02/2018


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New customers of the independent association SkF Essener Tafel e.V., who do not have a German passport, are recently listed on a waiting list for the distribution of goods. The reason for this is the last significant increase in the number of customers and the need to relax the resulting situation on the ground. Jochen Brühl, chairman of the umbrella organization Tafel Deutschland eV, explains: “The goal and task of all the boards is to distribute food to all those in need and to alleviate acute hardship.” Our need is based on need and not on origin then this is only due to situations that can not be handled differently by the local volunteers “. Jörg Sartor, Chairman of Tafel Essen eV, says: “We want to do justice to all the people who come to us, given the situation in the dispensaries, we had no other way of dealing with the challenge, and we hope the situation will soon move on improves that we no longer have a waiting list All previous customers of the Essen board are supported as usual with food “.
Brühl adds: “The fact that conditions in Germany are now so dramatic shows the enormous misconduct of politics in recent years, and we expect the new government to finally address the country’s most pressing issues and provide sustainable solutions for the acute ones It can not and must not be outsourced by the state “.


World Social Justice Day on 20.02.2018

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Tafel Germany on World Social Justice Day on 20.02.2018

Children are at risk of poverty. The poverty rate of single parents is over 40%. In addition, 25% of families with three or more children are at risk of poverty. Poor parents, poor children. Around 360,000 “Tafel “users are under the age of 18.

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Origin makes you poor. 26% of people with a migrant background are in acute danger of poverty. Non-immigrant persons 12%. Meanwhile, about 60% of Tafel customers are non-German. Read more World Social Justice Day on 20.02.2018


Statement on allegations  against Dresdner food bank e.V. Berlin, February 23, 2017

An examination of the allegations against Dresdner Tafel e.V. has shown in the first step that on the basis of the documents presented at the present time there is no reason to proceed from criminal proceedings in the loans granted by Dresdner Tafel e.V. This also includes the fact that the chairman of Dresdner Tafel e.V is not currently suspected of having personally enriched himself with the loans given by Dresdner Tafel e.V. In a second step, the final audit is carried out by an auditor. This is to be started at the end of March. In order to support Dresdner Tafel e.V. in his work in future, an advisory board will be formed in the near future. Among other things, this will consist of experienced representatives from different organizations. In the first phase, the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband will support the organization of the advisory board and its anchoring in the statutes of the Dresdner Tafel e.V. The aim of the constitution of the advisory board is to ensure the continuation and transparency of the work of the Dresden board in the sense of the people in need. An interruption of the work of the Dresdner Tafel to the detriment of innocent want all parties involved in any case to avoid. These are the results of the Round Table on Table Work in Dresden, which the Federal Association of German Food banks, on 21 February 2017, had invited. The representatives of the CDU, the SPD, the Greens, the left in the city council, as well as the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband, Caritas and Diakonie, were present in addition to the representatives of the Federal Association, the National Association of Saxon Food banks and the Dresdner Tafel. The aim of the discussion was the clarification of the most recently published allegations against the Dresdner Tafel e.V. as well as the joint elaboration of further steps to ensure the smooth operation of the table in favor of the needy and in the sense of the statutes of the federation. After acquaintance with the allegations, the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V. and the Sächsische Tafeln e.V. had commissioned an external  examine the facts intensively and in detail. The Dresdner Tafel e.V. has supported these efforts to clarify. The Federal Association is grateful to all those involved who have committed themselves and worked together on the constructive solution in favor of the needy in Dresden. Special thanks go to the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband, which has also offered its assistance to the Advisory Board.