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Revista de Estudios Sociales

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RIEIRO, Anabel et al. Solidarity Networks to Sustain Life in Response to COVID-19. Popular Soup Kitchens in Uruguay. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2021, n.78, pp.56-74.  Epub Sep 16, 2021. ISSN 0123-885X.

As a solidarity response to the food crisis, 700 soup kitchens and picnic areas were created by various community networks in different parts of Uruguay in 2020. In the context of preventive confinement measures -as a result of COVID-19- people found ways to organize themselves to fight hunger, preparing and distributing 8 million portions of food in four and a half months. This article takes a global perspective on this common action, based on the systematization of a national survey of 433 initiatives implemented between August and October. It presents the existing heterogeneity based on the profile of their organizers, dynamics and links, in order to raise some questions about the meanings and horizons in dispute that are beginning to emerge.

Keywords : Commons; community networks; food crisis; resistance to hunger; soup kitchens; Uruguay.

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