food assistance

The Attorney General and the Prosecutor’s Office of the State of São Paulo filed a public civil action requesting the restoration of the Bom Prato program, which offers free meals people without a house. The plaintiffs alleged that the service was interrupted on 30 September 2020 due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and that, by injunction of 22 October 2020, another judge had already ordered that the service be resumed. 

On 3 March 2022 (1049641-77.2020.8.26.0053), the Court of Justice of Sao Paulo highlighted that Article 6 of the Federal Constitution recognizes the fundamental right to food as intrinsically linked to the right to life, health, and dignity. Hence, the Court found that the Bom Prato service must resume for free in order to provide people currently in a situation of poverty and distress food and safeguard their inalienable rights

Full text of the decision available at tjsp.jus.br pt