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Cash and Crises
Food ATMs to the Rescue?
October 08, 2020
In 2012 an ATM selling cupcakes opened in New York City. Eight years later, Food ATMs are dispensing free rice and other essential staples to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam. The service is proving vital for thousands of people whose nutritional status has been compromised by losing their livelihoods as a result of the pandemic.