Serving up Groceries—and Solidarity—Across Greece
06 May 2021

When the lockdown was put in place in Greece, the spotlight turned, understandably, to coronavirus patients, people on ventilators, and the doctors and nurses fighting on the medical front lines of the pandemic. At the same time, an entirely different calamity, a quieter and more insidious one, was unfolding too. This crisis affected people who were already facing hardship before the outbreak of the pandemic, people who lost their jobs, who found themselves overnight without income, without the ability to meet their families’ basic needs.

Parallel to the acute health crisis, the pandemic also brought with it a socioeconomic crisis that had not yet revealed its full extent. It did, however, reveal the power of solidarity, cooperation, and the simple recognition of our shared humanity.

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