Action started in April and raised more than R$1 million in nine days of the campaign; in all, more than 20,000 families from twelve Brazilian states received donations

ANDRÉ PERA/AGENCY F8/ESTADÃO CONTENTThe last stage of the campaign took place in Aparecida, a city in the interior of São Paulo

A Young pan, O Instituto Brasil 200 e G10 Favelas completed deliveries of food baskets. The charity action started in April and raised, in just nine days of the campaign, more than BRL 1 million, being the majority of individuals. In all, more than 20 thousand families received the basic baskets. This last stage of aid took place in Aparecida, a city in the interior of Sao Paulo. Resident Maria Tereza, 52, worked in the hotel business, but left her job in the pandemic to take care of her granddaughter. She says that she only has to thank for the basic food basket. “It helps a lot, there are a lot of people in need. It’s helping a lot of people. I have nothing to complain about, I have to thank. And as my mother says: long live Our Lady Aparecida. Thank Our Lady”, he said. Hairdresser Juliana Amaral has a beauty salon in town, but it has stopped. She reports that the food basket will help other people who need it more than she does. “We have neighbors who are in need. So it’s a good time, it’s come to fill a need, because our fair didn’t start working 100%, people lost their jobs”, he comments.

The president of Instituto Brasil 200, Gabriel Canner, said he was satisfied for having made a difference in people’s lives. “I am honored to have had this opportunity, but it was only possible thanks to a large network of partners. I want to thank Jovem Pan who bought this idea with us. I really want to thank the G10 Favelas, without them we wouldn’t have been able to reach 12 different states. 37 communities were served, so they were expressive results and I feel honored to have been part of it all”, he says. Likewise, the president of the G10 Favelas, Gilson Rodrigues, said he is happy to see the solidarity of people. “We don’t want to live in a Brazil where one part can stay in the home office and another part spends fome. That examples like this can prosper even more, because the challenge is still huge and we have many families living in food insecurity and situation”, he concluded.

*With information from the reporter Victor Moraes

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