Since 1999, Tischlein deck dich (Table Be Set) has been systematically distributing food and basic consumables of impeccable quality directly to people who are experiencing financial difficulties. The organization distributes food with short expiry dates or products originating from overproduction or stock management errors. The non-denominational and politically independent association relies on product donations and is funded by contributions from companies and charities as well as financial donations. Around 2’500 volunteers and people from job creation or community service programmes work for the non-profit organization. At the present time, Tischlein deck dich operates over 100 distribution centres and provides more than 15’000 people affected by poverty with food that is in perfect condition.