by Érica Tavares, courtesy Adventist News Network

Seventh-day Adventist youth, along with students from the local Adventist academy, made a positive impact recently in Imperatriz, the second-largest city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão. Its population of 250,000—like the rest of the nation—has been hard hit by the global pandemic.

In one day, the young people collected 300 kilos (approximately 661 pounds) of food donations by offering a mask in exchange for a kilo of food, or 2.2 pounds donated.

Collecting at a local supermarket, the effort was part of the Solidarity Exchange campaign , an Adventist Solidarity Action initiative. Youth from the central Adventist church and the Adventist Academy of Imperatriz organized the collection to help minimize effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

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