Expat-sponsored soup kitchen feeds Colombian and Venezuelan refugees

An expat-supported soup kitchen to feed the poor opened Thursday in Cuenca’s historic district as concerns grow about the well-being of thousands fleeing instability in Venezuela and Colombia. The free eatery feeds 60 people in two sittings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and its organisers hope the generosity of donors will enable it to expand to more days and serve more people. Due to space and financial limitations, the service currently operates on an invitation-only basis. The project is an example of how Cuenca expats, city government, civic organizations and private citizens are coming together to help people who have arrived…

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