ARCI is a well-known acronym in Italy. Founded near Florence at the end of the 1950s, its strong mutualistic and democratic vocation has contributed over the years to the construction of the country.

Today, the association promotes culture, sociality and solidarity through practices that focus on the protagonism of the member, their ability to participate, to decide and to network with others their skills and competences.

The Turin Territorial Committee, a partner of Torino Social Impact, plays a coordinating and networking role among the associations affiliated to it. Daniele Mandarano (vice-president of Arci Torino) and Elisabetta Bosio (collaborator for the #Fooding project) told us how Arci Torino is reacting to the great difficulties generated by the pandemic crisis that the socio-cultural sector is facing.

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