In Germany, there is an abundance of food, and yet not all people have their daily bread. The Darmstädter Tafel (like many other food banks in Germany) tries to find a balance. It collects “surplus” but high-quality food and passes it on free of charge to those in need. The food bank works with volunteers and is supported by the social administration and the employment agency of the city of Darmstadt. Sponsors support the food bank with donations of food, money and goods. The food bank is independent and not tied to parties or religious institutions. It helps all people who need help. The food bank does not attach any conditions to this aid.