The mission of the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento (Brazilian Center) is to serve and enrich Sacramento by fostering a thriving and inclusive multicultural community by sharing art, food, music, dance, and performing arts to create cultural awareness, peace, tolerance, and a better world. Due to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian Center is unable to host the festivals and performances that are a staple of our community-building and arts programming. Instead, we are using our industrial kitchen and volunteers to provide food to Sacramentans experiencing increased food insecurity as a result of COVID-19. Specifically, we prepare and deliver hot, nutritious meals to unsheltered homeless individuals and low income seniors. In addition, we provide groceries to families having trouble making ends meet.
We need help preparing meals for unsheltered homeless individuals and low income seniors. This would involve coming to our kitchen located in midtown Sacramento to help do basic cooking tasks, such as chopping vegetables and cleaning up after cooking is over. We could also use help loading cars with boxed meals and delivering them to recipients. We will stage the meal prep work so that no more than a few people (observing physical distancing and wearing masks) will be in our kitchen (which is spacious and well-ventilated) at one time. In addition, our organization is always looking for volunteers to help with marketing, social media, grant-writing, and other administrative tasks. This type of work can be done remotely.
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