Rio de Janeiro resident Janete Evaristo, 57, cried when talking about the lack of food to feed the family. The report was given during a live broadcast in Rio de Janeiro, by TV Globo, this Tuesday (21). After seeing the interviewee’s tearsreporter Lívia Torres was also moved.
The journalist covered the opening of the project that seeks to reduce the impacts of hunger in the capital of Rio de Janeiro. according to g1the “Prato Feito Carioca do Andaraí” is an initiative of the City Hall of Rio, which distributes meals to those who have nothing to eat and are in a situation of food vulnerability.
“Are five people to eat at my house. There were six of them with my daughter who died, two years ago now, and my husband who died too, will be six months ago”, detailed Dona Janete, who was accompanied by a grandson.
However, she interrupts her speech, excited. Dona Janete is unemployed. “We touched on a difficult point for you, I apologize“, said Lívia Torres when she saw her crying.
‘Nothing to eat’
Despite the emotion, he asked to speak again. “Sunday we had nothing to eat, because I am unemployed, it is very difficult. I’m picking up cans, but I can’t”, she reported.
“And I don’t have the help of many people. Sunday we really didn’t have anything, so it’s difficult.”
Surprised by the answer, Lívia thanked the participation of Dona Janete. “I didn’t expect this to happen here,” she said, her voice thrilled.
“It’s people who is starving, which is in need of food. Social projects, projects like those of the city hall are very important so that these people can eat. We are in 2022 and people need and have the right to eat,” he added.
On social media, Lívia also added that people asked for the contact to try to help the woman. “To those who asked for contact, we are trying to talk to the granddaughter, who [ainda bem!] is at school. Beautiful to see so many supportive people!”, she detailed.
“Dona Janete was a punch in the stomach. It hurts to know how many people are in the same situation, without dignity. She doesn’t have money to eat and she doesn’t have a cell phone either.”
Hunger in Brazil
THE hunger in Brazil already reaches more than 33 million people – almost double that recorded in 2020 – of the 2nd National Survey on Food Insecurity in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil, carried out by the Brazilian Research Network on Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security (Rede PENSSAN).
The hunger information was released on June 8, 2022. In the Northeast, approximately 12 million Brazilians are in a situation of severe food insecurity.