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Over 2,000 served a day in Playa del Carmen soup kitchens

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — With the operation of four soup kitchens, the municipality of Solidaridad has been able to continue helping those in need. Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete says that they continue to feed approximately 2,000 people a day, offering hot meals to those who need them.

She says in addition to the hot meals, the municipality has also distributed more than 50,000 pantry baskets of basic necessities to families, which adds to the food support provided by the federal and state governments.

Beristain says that the Solidaridad Dining Rooms (soup kitchens) are located (one) in Puerto Aventuras and (three) in Playa del Carmen, in 28 de Julio, Villas del Sol and Nicte-Ha neighborhoods. From Monday to Friday, starting at noon, workers, people in the street and parents with their children are able go to these facilities to receive meals prepared by volunteer cooks, which she adds, are supervised by nutritionists from the Municipal DIF.

She explained that while the menu is varied throughout the week, they do offer a take-away food service for those who prefer, since health protocols are important, especially for those who are most vulnerable to Coronavirus.