Gastromotiva Brazil

Our partnership with Gastromotiva Brazil, initiated in 2020, focuses on leveraging food for social change. This collaboration has raised significant funds, impacting numerous lives in Brazil through meal delivery and educational programs for low-income individuals. Our efforts extend beyond the U.S., reinforcing community bonds in Brazil.

In 2021, we expanded our outreach by joining the Social Gastronomy Movement (SGM), a global network committed to transforming local communities through food. During World Food Day in October, we engaged in the Universal Plate Action, providing sixty meals to a local shelter. The following year, 2022, saw us joining forces with Fishline Food Bank, Central Kitsap Food Bank, a local supermarket, and other organizations, culminating in the delivery of 1,300 meals to various shelters and to homeless individuals in Seattle.

2023 continued our partnership with SGM, marking a significant milestone. During the week of World Food Day, from October 12th to 19th, we distributed 1,055 meals, including 245 that I personally prepared for two shelters. Additionally, we collaborated with a local restaurant, who generously donated 20 dinners to Georgia’s House, a shelter for women and children in Bremerton, WA.

Parallel to these efforts, Brasil Comes to You actively contributes a portion of its auction item sales back to the community. In 2023, we proudly donated four dinners to the Olympic College Foundation, aiding scholarships, student food pantries, Fishline Food Bank, Poulsbo Rotary Club, and the youth program at Silverdale Lutheran Church. We also played a key role in organizing Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day events for a women and children’s shelter in Bremerton, WA.

A highlight of 2023 was my participation in a roundtable at JP Morgan Headquarters in NYC, hosted by David Hertz, the founder of Gastromotiva, during Global Pact Week. This was a momentous occasion where I shared the evolution of my journey, from initiating a dinner fundraiser in Kitsap County, WA, to motivating friends to support communities both in the U.S. and Brazil.

Looking ahead to 2024, our commitment to creating positive change through food remains steadfast. We are eager to broaden our impact and encourage more individuals and businesses to join our mission of transforming communities and combating hunger. For further information, please visit the Social Gastronomy Movement.