Sweden to Get First Food Bank
They’re calling it a social supermarket. Despite a reputation for equality, the 9.5-million-strong Scandinavian nation is feeling the pinch of a pay gap — and opening up its first-ever emporium of discounted food for Stockholm’s poor. Major supermarkets will donate their unwanted or nearly expired foods, helping cut down on hunger and food waste. The move stems from a surge in homelessness, and the store, scheduled to open this autumn, aims to give those with less a little bit more.