Social innovation and food charity during the first two pandemic waves in 2020. Some experiences of small and medium-sized cities in Italy

Journal title ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI
Author/s Valentina Cattivelli
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/138 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 89-110 File size 141 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2023-138005
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The paper examines food charity in Cremona and Pietrasanta through the lens of social innovation. Food insecurity drives volunteers to collect food from closed establishments and adopt new distribution methods. These efforts are socially innovative, providing benefits to the community, reshaping existing intervention models, and engaging local actors more effectively. The focus on a medium-sized city and a smaller yet interconnected one brings innovation to the debate, traditionally concentrated on metropolitan areas.

Keywords: social innovation; Covid-19; food redistribution; food charity; small towns.

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Valentina Cattivelli, Food charity e social innovation durante le prime due ondate pandemiche nel 2020. L’esperienza di alcune città medio-piccole in Italia in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 138/2023, pp 89-110, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2023-138005