Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - In the future, the state of Hesse, together with the Hessian food banks, wants to provide the needy with free hygiene items. This was reported by the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration on Thursday in Wiesbaden. In the model project, the procurement and distribution of, for example, period articles or incontinence aids should be funded with 130,000 euros, explained Minister of Social Affairs and Integration Kai Klose (Greens).
According to the chairman of the state association Tafel Hessen, Willi Schmid, the Tafel only rarely receive toilet and hygiene articles. However, Tafel customers could hardly afford these products themselves. The campaign helps to slightly improve the personal situation of customers, said Schmid.
Minister Klose also praised the work of the many volunteers. Your help not only alleviates the suffering of many citizens, but also strengthens social cohesion. According to its own statements, the Landesverband Tafel Hessen includes 58 place-name signs and is committed to around 135,000 people at risk of poverty.