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Campaign to help hungry kids at school

Vienna City Social Workers have criticized that many children in the Austrian capital are coming to school hungry.

The Social Welfare Organisation launched a project called  'Learning with an empty stomach? - That's not possible!" a few years ago and are now in the process of expanding it.

Almost a third of children in the city come from socially disadvantaged families who are at risk of poverty.

The director of the Social Welfare Organisation in Vienna began to collect donations two years ago in order to ensure that children in the Ottakring district of the city get lunch at school.

During this action she realised that there were children who were eating until they had stomach ache as they didn't know when their next meal would be and were not sure whether they would get food over the next days.

Now the project is also active in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Simmering and the Donaustadt districts.

Röthy said: "Many people do not believe that there are children in Vienna who have to live with the effects of poverty. We are working with children whoa re hungry but you don't see that when you look at the children."

"our aim is to provide good meals for all children in as many schools as possible."

The project is to be introduced at anther Vienna school in Vienna in February.

Per day at present around 130 children are being given a meal in Vienna.

The Radio Wien project Licht ins Dunkel is supporting the  'Learning with an empty stomach? - That's not possible! project this year.

Every Thursday a punch stand am Hof in Vienna run by Radio Wien will be raising money through punch for the good cause.

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