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Evaluation of the Community Kitchens Program

(2008) The research, demanded by the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was carried out with the objective of mapping the units of community kitchens (CCs) existing, characterize the implementation modality, identify possible links with other Food and Nutrition Security Programs (FNS), evaluate the degree of community adherence and the profile and satisfaction of users and suggest recommendations for the improvement of the Program._cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


The study design was qualitative-quantitative, with the use of several investigation tools to meet the proposed objectives and the directions required by the MDS technical team. Information on the operation of the Program was collected from municipal managers, responsible for kitchens and users, in addition to verifying the functioning structure of community kitchens. 


The work covered 242 municipalities. These units were duly categorized, and an evaluation of the meals offered, their cost effectiveness, the management and perception of the program, the operating structure, the characterization of users and their satisfaction analysis was also carried out. Based on this extensive survey, a set of recommendations was drawn up. The articulation with other programs was one of the important points of the CCs. The articulation with the Food Acquisition Program (PAA) proved to be important in this research, as it solves the difficulty faced by many municipalities in providing funding for funding.


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