Gastromotiva launches solidarity kitchens to increase access to food by the vulnerable population

Performed by: Gastromotiva

Country: Brazil

With the pandemic, one of the acting branches of the NGO Gastromotiva, the Reffeitorio Gastromotiva, a cooking school and a food point for people in situations of vulnerability in Rio de Janeiro, started to receive food donations that will be disposed of to partner organizations that need help.

In addition to the food bank, Gastromotiva also planned, through its network of students, alumni and partners, a model of kitchens that can serve populations in situations of food insecurity. In these kitchens, called Cozinhas Solidárias (Solidarity Kitchens, translated literally), each cooker uses its own structure to produce meals. Gastromotiva sends food, packaging and helps to manage the operation and logistics of distribute meals to the communities.

To help maintain and open new solidarity kitchens, Gastromotiva also created a fund called #Eualimentoesperança (#IFeedHope, translated literally), in which people can make contributions through the crowdfunding platform Kickante.