The Starbucks Foundation and SouthRock Support Communities Impacted by Floods in Brazil’s São Paulo State

São Paulo - In response to devastating rain, floods and landslides in the north coast region of the state of São Paulo, The Starbucks Foundation and SouthRock – licensed operator of Starbucks in Brazil – have committed joint donations to support immediate relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

Donations will go to Gerando Falcões – an NGO partner of Starbucks in Brazil that is committed to combating poverty through initiatives aimed at education, economic development and citizenship in favelas – to purchase hygiene kits, clothes and food for affected communities in São Paulo. These relief items and resources will be distributed through Gerando Falcões’ network of NGO partners that serve impacted locations.

These latest donations build on recent partnership between The Starbucks Foundation, Starbucks Brazil and Gerando Falcões through the Global Community Impact Grants program.


The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.

SouthRock prides itself on its hands-on “owner/operator” approach to food and beverage management in Brazil. SouthRock focuses on building trust with employees and empowering them to deliver experiences which exceed customers’ expectations. Its management team’s track record is one built on growth through operational excellence by creating meaningful opportunities for partners to advance their careers and deliver strong financial results to our stakeholders. For more information please contact: [email protected].