Social and community care at Sesc comprises a series of initiatives: group work, social work with the elderly, community actions and projects such as Mesa Brasil Sesc Group activities are designed to encourage the integration of young people, adults, parents, mothers and retired workers, through periodic meetings that discuss everyday issues such as the family, urban life, work and social relations. Programs created for seniors offer incentives to individual and collective development, by promoting self esteem and rebuilding personal autonomy through courses, sports and various activities.
Community actions are free and organized in parks, squares and public centers that focus on providing multi-assistance services to low-income populations. A highlight in this area
is the Mesa Brasil Sesc program, a national, solidarity network created to combat hunger and waste. Nearly 1.8 million people have been benefited by this program through participation in educational activities and the distribution of surplus or non-commercial foodstuffs that present safe conditions for human consumption.