It’s certainly working out nicely in Europe. Der Spiegel reports (emphasis added):
Two-thirds of national Red Cross societies within the European Union have begun distributing food aid, according to the head of the aid groups’ international organization — a sign that the economic crisis in Europe is having an alarming effect on poverty.
Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said on a visit to New Delhi on Monday that the scope of food distribution had not been at its current level since the end of World War II.
More at the link.