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  •  What are suspended meals

The fund: Usually collected from people paying for it in advance or restaurant owners supplying the food by themselves. Individual donations are the main source of funding. Most restaurants will give coupons for people to receive meals.

  • Origin

The origin of suspended meals can be traced back to a coffee shop in Naples,  Italy. It was initially called suspended coffee, and the target customers were mainly working-class people. If someone had extra cash on hand, they would pay for the price of two cups of coffee for only one. Later on, if someone in need visited the coffee shop, they could request and receive a free cup of coffee with the already-paid cup. As time passed, the concept of suspended meals gradually spread worldwide, and the range of items offered was no longer limited to beverages

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