“It broke my heart,” said a Rio resident who watched his family lose weight because they did not have enough to eat. Rio de Janeiro

The last few years have not been easy. Alexander the Great. A resident of Moro dos Mikakos and mother of two, she says the epidemic has made the family’s condition so bad that everyone has lost weight.

One month ago, she lost her grandmother, who took care of her brother, who had special needs, and took care of the boy. Gradually, she seeks to change things with the help of government benefits and small jobs.

“My heart was pounding. I was nervous, knowing it was time to stop eating,” said Presian, 30.

The young woman is one of the beneficiaries of the “Community Kitchen” project. Dish-Made CariocaLaunched by City Hall of Review this Tuesday (21).

Priciane did the housework once a week. With the epidemic, she lost her job. Without the help of the daughters’ father, the family just started having lunch.

“Lunch consisted of rice and beans and sometimes eggs,” he said.

The Hunger Map shows more than just the state of Rio de Janeiro 1.2 million people can’t have enough food on the table. The data is equal to 6.8% of the total population.

Popular restaurants are in increasing demand.

The Priciane weighs 48 kilograms, and is 1.63 meters. She currently weighs 60 kilograms, which she gained from being able to eat better, thanks to the benefits she gained through City Hall’s Reference Centers for Social Assistance (CRAS).

With the food you will find, made in the kitchen Resurrection ClubIn Andrei, in the northern zone of Rio, she plans to have lunch before taking her daughters out of school. This Tuesday’s menu is Chicken Resoto.

Antônia Carvalho tells her daughters to eat at school – Photo: Christina Buickel / g1 Rio

The difficulties that Priciane struggles to overcome are part of the story. Antonia CarvalhoAt age 64, Moro Dos is also a resident of Macacos. She has lived in the community for 45 years, ever since she came to Rio from the planet Independência in search of a better life.

“When my girls were younger, I used to say: ‘You eat at school because there’s nothing there today.’ It was a difficult situation. They ate at school and sometimes I didn’t,” Antonia recalls. Revealed while remembering.

A mother of two, she has an 18-year-old grandson and dreams of a job.

“If he had a little job, he would have helped already,” he said.

Antônia still does “some weird jobs,” but the jobs are few. She is now 64 years old and says it was difficult to get a job after 50.

“I always worked at home, did some weird things but I could buy my little things. It got harder when I got older,” he said.

The prospect of a regular meal makes him excited. “It’s going to be great, the best thing in the world,” he says.

What is food insecurity?

What is food insecurity?

Pace says the project aims to deliver food to the socially vulnerable – Photo: Christina Boeckel / G1Review

City Hall of Review opened the first two famous kitchens of the project. Dish-Made KariukaNA Hose And no Resurrection ClubThis Tuesday (21) morning. The plan aims to reduce food insecurity in the capital, Rio de Janeiro.

“It’s a great drama that Brazil has overcome, but we are facing it again. The idea is to bring the prepared food closer to home.

The community kitchens that are part of the project are located in different parts of the city, where previously registered individuals and families will have free access to daily meals.

The Municipal Social Assistance Secretariat (SMAS) predicts that, between next Thursday (July 23) and July 2, 13 more community kitchens will open their doors. The idea is to build 55 kitchens a year.

People from vulnerable families served by 47 Social Assistance Reference Centers (CRAS) in Rio will have the right to access kitchen-prepared food. Those who are selected will be able to bring their food to the kitchen closest to their home.

In addition to the kitchens, the project also manages to distribute monthly meal cards to families in need.

The program is an investment. BRL 68 million And tomorrow it is predicted that 6 million meals a year will be served.

The project has an investment of BRL 68 million and is expected to serve 6 million meals a year – Photo: Christina Buickel / G1Reo

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