A church in Brazil has baked more than two million loaves of fresh bread for people impacted by the pandemic.
The church program run by volunteers, provides bread, hot food and other basic goods to low-income families, rehab centres, aged-care homes and the homeless.
Approximately 12 point 8 percent of Brazil’s population now lives below the poverty line – the highest rate in a decade.
More than half of the country’s households have experienced some degree of food insecurity as unemployment and food prices surged during the pandemic.
Reuters reports, there are long queues at soup kitchens, and people begging for grocery money on the streets.
The pandemic has taken more than half a million lives in Brazil and forced millions of people further into poverty.