Launched in March 2020 in response to socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, the Gastromotiva Solidarity Kitchen program aims to serve directly to the population through the implementation of community kitchens led by microentrepreneurs, cooks, local leaders, social and collective organizations. The production of meals is intended for individuals and families in a situation of food insecurity.
Gastromotiva provides inputs, logistical support, training for setting up nutritious menus and a monthly income for the cooks, entrepreneurs and organizations that run the Solidarity Kitchens. In addition, the program offers training in Social Cooking, a course aimed at generating businesses, projects and initiatives with social impact in the territories where the Gastromotiva Solidarity Kitchens are implemented.
Through the Eu Alimento a Esperança and Chega de Fome campaigns, more than 70 communities have already been served. The result of the program is the result of the articulation and mobilization of the network of social cooks and organizations that daily operate kitchens located in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Manaus, Salvador and Mexico City, totaling about 70,000 nutritious meals monthly for whoever else need in the form of hot dishes.