The objective of the project is to raise R $ 100,000, which will be donated to donations of basic food baskets for families in situations of social vulnerability.
Thanks to donations, the owner Odete Camargo managed to guarantee this Sunday, 4, the family meals for this week. The financial situation, which was no longer easy, was aggravated by the pandemic from Covid-19. With her six children unemployed, she is the one who helps to feed the 19 grandchildren. “They come in the afternoon, she comes and leaves them with me: ‘grandma, what do you have to eat?’ It has no mixture, can it be? They say ‘you can, grandma’. They eat beans and rice, whatever they have, ”says Odete. Retired Maria Raldão de Barros, better known as Tida, faces the same difficulty. This Sunday, she won a basic basket, which will help feed the eight people who live with her. “I thank God that I have this basic basket. Five kilos of rice can be spent for four or five days at home. ”
Last year, the community of Paraisópolis managed to distribute ten thousand lunch boxes a day to the most needy people. But in recent months, donations have decreased, and consequently donated meals as well. There are now only 500 a day. The situation is dramatic, according to community leader Gilson Rodrigues. “The panorama we are experiencing here in Paraisópolis, and we are experiencing it in most of Brazil’s favelas, is a panorama of fome e unemployment. The new normal is representing less food on the table, it is representing a queue of people who arrive here that sometimes the food runs out and the queue continues. ”
In Paraisópolis, in the South Zone of São Paulo alone, at least 10,000 families need donations of basic food baskets to survive. To help these families, the Young pan starts this Monday, 5th, in partnership with Instituto Brasil 200, a campaign to collect food. The project’s goal is to raise R $ 100,000, which will be donated to donations of basic food baskets, each costing R $ 50. Three NGOs will help distribute the donations: G10 Favelas, which brings together about 300 communities across the country; Pequeno Mestre, which serves more than 1300 families in Capão Redondo, in the South Zone of São Paulo; and the social institution Patris, which welcomes children and adolescents during school hours. To donate Click here.
* With information from reporter Nicole Fusco