Some children in Honduras rely on food kitchens to get one meal a day

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Children at the makeshift community of Jesus of Nazaret out the outskirts of El Progreso, Honduras, rely on a volunteer community kitchen for one meal a day. Without it, many would go hungry. (Photo by Bernardo Coronel)

At a makeshift community called Jesus of Nazaret outside El Progreso, in northern Honduras, children rely on volunteers to get one meal a day. CGTN’s Franc Contreras spoke to Luis Sierra, the head of the community kitchen about their daily concerns and joys. Our team Franc Contreras, Bernardo Coronel, and Jaime Francisco Hernandez Rodriguez will be delivering more reports from Honduras as we track the roots of migration from Central America to the United States. Stay tuned.

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More than 200 families at Jesus of Nazaret live in extreme poverty in homes made of corrugated metal and wood.

The families have no running water in their homes. Electricity is being installed this week. The children wash their hands at the community kitchen.

Many of the families are headed by single mothers, who often do not have enough money to feed their children.

Community volunteers created a kitchen that offers the children one meal per day. Without this assistance, many would go hungry.

The volunteers keep track of how many children they feed each day. On some days as many as 100 children arrive and wait for food.

They line up and are served rice, spaghetti with a bit of cheese and something to drink.

This community food kitchen was created by Luis Sierra, himself a former migrant.