Since the global economy crashed in 2009, many countries have had ups, downs and plateaus when it comes to regrowth. While many countries have rebounded, Greece has been unable to find its way out of the hole. The crisis continues, and with 20 percent unemployment and 27 percent of the population living below the poverty line, there is a bleak outlook on the future. On top of a volatile economic and political situation, Greece has been inundated with political refugees. Greece is a sharing culture, and for the most part, even those who have very little themselves are doing their best to help the refugees. But all those ingredients put together make a poor recipe – with many people in Greece not having enough to eat.
Fortunately, there are organizations of people who care and are organized enough to make a difference. One of these having a huge effect is Boroume, which translates to “we can.” The organization works throughout Greece to redistribute surplus food that would otherwise be wasted. Paste chatted with Nick Politakis, a Greek-American lawyer from Baltimore who has retired to the Vouliagmeni area of Athens.
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