As Hungary's finance crisis deepens, food bank donations are drying up
Pablo Gutierrez in Budapest
Food prices in Hungary have skyrocketed. The increase has forced many families to rely on food banks to get the help they need, but the demand is so high that the food banks are in need of help themselves.
Every day more families get their groceries from charities that help feed the needy in Budapest. For many, supermarkets are no longer an option.
"We feel it every day, everything is getting more expensive," said Judit Szabo, who gets food donations from charities. "My son has a learning disability and requires special help, which makes things harder."
Szabo is employed but says her wages are not enough to feed her family: "Without this charity, I don't know what we would do."