Sao Paulo, Brazil: A campaign to fight against hunger

On 7 September, from 7 am onwards, Sao Paula witnessed a collective campaign action in the fight against hunger.

Several social movements – including the Street Population Movement; the Campaign ‘We are to shine and not to starve’; the Popular Committees and the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) – donated breakfast to 3,000 people at Praça da Sé, in São Paulo, during the opening of the 28th Grito das Excluídas e dos Excluídos.

The activity integrated the actions of the National Mobilization Against Hunger and Headquarters, which counts on food produced by MST cooperatives, in addition to donations from Solidarity Kitchens that are part of the organizations that build the Campaign ‘People are to shine and not to die of hunger.

“This year’s action took place at a time when data related to food insecurity in Brazil are alarming. We have already counted more than 33 million hungry people in the country”, says Carla Bueno, engineer agronomist in the MST production sector and member of the ‘People to shine and not to starve’ campaign.

The objective of the action was to involve the homeless population in the act of the 28th Grito, “to promote a morning of collective dignity for those who are excluded, abandoned by the political system and on the margins of civil rights, when in fact they should have access to health, employment, housing, culture and education”.

Source: MST Brazil