A batch of 6,000 food vouchers worth R$100 each was sent to the NGOs that will distribute them to families affected by COVID-19
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil received the first batch of 6,000 food vouchers worth R$100 each, as part of the “Compra Solidária” campaign by the Carrefour Brasil Group. The WFP received the cards and sent them to partner NGOs that will distribute those in 12 states and the Federal District.
This first batch should reach 50,000 families in the states of Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Ceará, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rondônia and the Federal District. The WFP has partned with the following NGOs for this distribution phase: Caritas, Fundação Amazônia Sustentável (FAS), Diaconia and Ação da Cidadania.
Once the cards reach the beneficiaries, they will be able to use those anywhere, as long as they are used to purchase essential products. The WFP also recommends that families buy fruits and vegetables to prepare healthy meals, preferably using those cards in local shops.
The “Compra Solidária” campaign has been raising money to help families with the distribution of food vouchers worth R$100 in various regions of the country. As part of the campaign, the supermarket chain is committed to doubling the amount of donations made by individuals or companies on the campaign website, Carrefour or Atacadão stores, and their e-commerce platforms.