2024 Project Story — Uruguay

Uruguay Project Story

Uruguay has witnessed pronounced food insecurity and hunger issues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in an escalated demand for soup kitchens and community food programs. These establishments play a pivotal role in mitigating hunger in Uruguay; however, they encounter persistent challenges in meeting the mounting need for food assistance. These community kitchens cater to a diverse demographic, encompassing homeless individuals, unemployed persons, and families grappling with financial strain.

There are nearly 700 soup kitchens, known locally as “people’s pots” (ollas populares), scattered across Uruguay. At one juncture, these kitchens were feeding up to 55,000 people. In response to this pressing issue, this summer HXP Builders will construct a dining room and kitchen facility.