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Inclusion,
Published 02.06.2020 05:58
In France, a group of volunteers launched #PourEux movement to allow people to cook and deliver food to the homeless.
Families or individuals who cook some dishes are able to register their packed meals on the website and then those who can drive learn if there is some food ready to be picked up and distributed. They launched the initiative since most of the volunteers who usually help charities working…
Lockdown,
Published 03.06.2020 12:51
Campaign group launches online pub, the Red (On)Lion, to allow beer lovers from around the world to get together.
The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can join the public bar for a chat over a beer or book a table to set up video conferencing for up to four participants. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched it to tackle self-isolation. They are planning to…
Inclusion, ,
Published 21.05.2020 18:33
In the US, the grassroots campaign “Dumplings Against Hate” is raising funds for businesses in Chinatowns.
The aim is to support the restaurants that have been prejudiced by racist myths and bias that those places are less hygienic. The campaign launched a crowdfunding on a GoFundMe that directs donations to Asian Americans for Equality’s (AAFE) Emergency Small Business Relief Fund. They are supporting businesses in New…
Inclusion,
Published 21.05.2020 12:20
In Paraguay, an organization is mapping “ollas populares” (soup kitchens).
Created by the organization Civilab, the social map contains the “popular ollas”, groups that help vulnerable families, from all over the Central Paraguayan Department. In the description of each “olla” there is information on how many dishes with food it is possible to deliver per day.
Inclusion,
Published 11.05.2020 12:23
In Brazil, a group of cyclists distribute personal hygiene kits to people living on the street
In São Paulo, Brazil, a collective of bikers called Bike System travels through the city distributing cleaning kits to those who are living on the street with no access to the means of virus prevention. The kit is simple: water bottles and liquid soap bottles so they can wash their hands. There are an estimated 24,000 homeless people in Brazil's wealthiest city.
Inclusion,
Published 09.05.2020 12:31
In the UK, volunteers built a grassroots National Food Service to tackle food insecurity.
The National Food Service is a network of initiatives built by and for the communities. The network first started in 2018. The founding organization is the Food Hall, a volunteer community hub in Sheffield. The network is made up of 13 branches and each branch is autonomous. During the lockdown…
Unemployment,
Published 08.05.2020 16:05
In Uruguay, the Lodesiempre.uy website offers discount vouchers to use in restaurants when they reopen.
More than 90 restaurants and breweries which closed due to the pandemic in the cities of Montevideo, Colonia, Canelones and Maldonado participated in the initiative. There are two types of vouchers: “Solidarity voucher”, in which money is divided equally among all participant restaurants and the “Fanatic voucher” to support a…
Unemployment,
Published 07.05.2020 19:00
In Costa Rica, Juntos por Guanacaste project is raising funds to help unemployed.
The Guanacaste Community Fund together with other organizations in the Santa Cruz tourist area created this project to help families from 31 communities who are unemployed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Basic food baskets and products such as soaps, disinfectant towels and gel alcohol are delivered.
Inclusion,
Published 07.05.2020 15:08
In Brazil, a Syrian refugee couple living in São Paulo, is delivering Arabic lunchboxes to the elderly.
The couple is Talal Al-Tinawi, 47 and Ghazal Baranbo, 38. They arrived to Brazil in 2013 and he started to cook Arab food because he was unable to work in his professional area, a mechanical engineer. He explained to local media that when they arrived in Brazil, they were welcomed…
Inclusion,
Published 05.05.2020 12:30
In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, Brazil, ‘street presidents’ go door-to-door for coronavirus awareness.
The so-called “Presidente de Rua” (street presidents)  are chosen by the neighbors and their aim is to raise awareness, to monitor that people stay home, to distribute donations and essential items and to support people with symptoms with information. About 21,000 houses in the community are supported by the volunteers.

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