Four of the five inmates who work at the Gameleira bakery, in Campo Grande (Photo/Disclosure)

Daily production is around 2,250 loaves of bread, 1,250 of which are sold to serve prisons.

Four of the five inmates who work at the Gameleira bakery, in Campo Grande (Photo/Disclosure)

Implemented in May of last year, the Padaria da Liberdade in the semi-open prison of Gameleira donates 1,000 loaves of bread daily that are distributed to charities in Campo Grande by the Mesa Brasil project of SESC and Cufa (Central Única de Favelas). Throughout 2021, 130,000 loaves of bread were donated.

The bakery was installed by means of a 10% discount on the salary of the prisoner employed through an agreement in Campo Grande, established by Ordinance 001/2014 edited by Judge Albino Coimbra Neto, of the 2nd Criminal Execution Court. R$ 210,000 were allocated to the cost of the machinery and the construction of the place that works inside the penal establishment. The bakery employs five inmates who are paid by companies affiliated with Gameleira.

Daily production is around 2,250 loaves of bread, 1,250 of which are sold to meet the prison’s own quantity. And, with the funds obtained from sales, 1,000 loaves of bread are manufactured per working day and sent for donation, totaling more than 20,000 loaves of bread donated per month.

The Mesa Brasil project distributes daily to 70 entities in Campo Grande, including day care centers, shelters, nursing homes, shelters and several other social institutions such as Hospital Nosso Lar, Apae, Educandário Getúlio Vargas, Abrec and Pestalozzi. Added together, there were 4 thousand tons of bread just for this group of institutions.

The other half of the bread is sent to the Central Única de Favelas, which delivers the food to this population that lives in a situation of great social vulnerability.

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