San Juan – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Puerto Rico there are many families that have been affected economically, putting food security in the home at risk.
That is why, as part of the social commitment of NUC University, together with the students and teachers of the School of Culinary Arts, it has developed the Platos Solidarios NUC initiative to provide free lunches to the communities.
As of Monday, September 21, 2020, the institution began to provide lunches in its 13 Centers of the IBC Technical Division located in: Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas, Escorial, Fajardo, Guayama, Los Colobos, Manatí, Mayagüez, Moca , Ponce and Yauco.
Food distribution is car-service type from Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am
As part of the initiative, which already has the support of Goya PR, Barilla and Starkist, it is expected to prepare over 500 pounds of meals a day for a period of one month.
“Platos Solidarios was born from our intention to impact hundreds of people in a positive way in the face of such uncertain moments that we find ourselves living. We want to extend that hand to families who need a hot plate of food and due to the high unemployment rates, it is difficult for them to guarantee their lunch. In addition, our teachers and students are very enthusiastic about the idea of being able to contribute their grain of sand, that is why, for their effort, preparing the food will serve them as practice and community hours. We are pleased to know that our future professionals are agents of change ”said Michael Bannett, President of NUC University
The facilities of the School of Culinary Arts of the IBC Technical Division have modern facilities in which students do their practice supervised by Chefs.
NUC University and its IBC Technical Division are approved by the Board of Postsecondary Institutions (JIP) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).