Have you heard of an "Olla Común?" Directly, this translates to "shared pot." Let me explain. We know that desperate times call for desperate measures and that is exactly what this is. An Olla Común is a soup kitchen organized and headed up by a group of neighbors who are looking for a way to feed their own families in times of crisis.
Here is how it works:
This is not an easy job. There are many complaints and gossip that comes with running an Olla Común. As Giovanna told the neighbors organizing the one in San Antonio de Padua, "This is hard work for all of you, and you are risking your health. But when you do things to help others with good intentions and a pure heart, it's the best feeling in the world. God bless you."
Together we can help them get through this. Currently we have 3 communities participating, and can add more as funds allow. If you would like to help, $150 feeds 100-120 people twice a day for an entire week. You can also deliver a food basket with school supplies to a family for only $15. Rice, beans, oil, oatmeal, sugar, potatoes.