Pinterest Brazil COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Brazil is battling a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections with record number of infections and accounted for one in three deaths so far this year. The organizations in this Brazil COVID-19 Relief Fund has been pre-vetted by Bright Funds and selected by Pinterest to support relief efforts in providing healthcare, medical needs and essential services.

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Banco de Alimentos Associacao Civil

We look for food where it is left and take it where it lacks\nThis basic premise gives meaning to the existence of the NGO Banco de Alimentos, created in 1998, in São Paulo, by the pioneering initiative of economist Luciana Quintão. Inspired by the idea of ​​reducing food waste in industry and commerce, and distributing the surplus to social institutions, the NGO conducts an Urban Harvest that makes it possible to supplement quality food for more than 20 thousand people, every day.

Ação Cidadania

Our mission is to fight against hunger, poverty and inequality in Brazil.\nOur founders famous phrase is "Quem tem fome, tem pressa" (who is hungry, is in a hurry"), so we\nunderstand that while we fight for better public policies that can solve the problems, poor people\ncan't just wait until the policies get implemented because, depending on there conditions, they die\nof hunger waiting.

Associacao Redes de Desenvolvimento da Mare

To ensure the effectiveness of rights for the population of the 16 favelas of Mare.

Associacao Prato Cheio

Promote access to adequate food for people at social risk and vulnerability, by fighting food waste and enhancing nutrition education, contributing to environmental development.Aligned to Millennium Development Goals, Prato Cheio contributes to fight hunger and malnutrition, improving the food using that would be waste through the supply chain.The operation of Prato Cheio is based on "Urban Harvest" Program, concept developed by Food Chain, a northern American NGO network. It has as basis fresh food gathering safely and its later transfer.

Central Unica das Favelas (CUFA)

CUFA (Central Union of Favelas) is a Brazilian organization recognized both nationally and internationally in the fields of social assistance, sports and recreation and community development which has existed for nearly 20 years. It was initially created through the unification of young people from favelas, mostly black youth, who sought means of expression.\nCUFA promotes activities in the fields of education, recreation, sports, culture and citizenship, such as graffiti, DJ workshops, break, rap, audiovisual media, street basketball, and literature, among other social projects, courses and classes. CUFA also promotes, produces, distributes and transmits hip hop culture through publications, records, videos, radio programs, shows, contests, musical festivals, cinema, art workshops, exhibits, debates, and conferences. These activities are all mediums used by CUFA as instruments to promote integration, development and social inclusion. In this way, through its particular approach, CUFA intends to expand its reach and means of communication and expression, disseminating awareness and opportunities among underprivileged segments of the population through professional qualification workshops and a series of other activities which raise the self esteem of marginalized youth by opening opportunities for knowledge and new perspectives. \n\nActing as a cultural production and sports recreation hub since 1999, through partnerships, endorsements and other forms of support, CUFA educates and informs citizens of Rio de Janeiro as well as the other 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District, and is present as well in countries such as Bolivia, Germany, Chile, Hungary, Italy and the United States. The CUFA team is mostly integrated by young people who were trained through professionalization workshops promoted by the organization and are themselves mostly residents of underprivileged communities.

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