Hearts that Feed
Itapecerica da Serra, São Paulo
Hearts that Feed is a local initiative created by Soraia Leal. It began as a local food drive, to address the urgent needs of a few single mother families, which became critically vulnerable in the latest devastating wave of Covid-19 over the past month. It built on her long experience and intimate knowledge of two target neighborhoods in the city: a low-income rural setting with many families displaced or in precarious living conditions, Jardin Renata, and a low-income urban area (favela), Jardim Analândia, where many families lack basic food and are in precarious living situation.
This urgent Pennywise campaign seeks support to continue and expand Hearts that Feed. It aims to help address one small piece of this omnibus social emergency: Single mother families from these two neighborhoods who are threatened with collapse. It will provide food and other essential needs for 50 families, averaging a mother and two children, for two. Fifty families in a city with 170,000 people and a metropolitan area of 20,000,000 is only a drop in the bucket, but it is a start, even if all we can do is get 50 families on the verge of collapse, through this brutal second wave.
Please Give: Your Donation will have an immediate impact: rent for one month to avoid eviction ($50 dollars); a “food basket” of basic necessities for a family for a month ($32), critical transportation to hospitals for vulnerable children and single mothers ($15), or just food for a week ($10) or gas for a food delivery run ($5).