Cocina Económica and Cáritas once again join forces to help the most vulnerable with the signing of an agreement between both entities with which food is provided daily and free of charge for the people of the Educational Center for Orientation and Monitoring for Community Inclusion ( CEOSIC) which is located in the La Estrella neighborhood in Logroño.
An agreement that – although it is the first time it has been signed – has been in operation for more than 5 years.
With this Economic Kitchen service, it provides food sustenance – lunch and dinner – for the users of this center – it can accommodate a maximum of 10 people – who are prisoners who have just been released from prison.
A “simple but fundamental” service as detailed by the director of Cáritas La Rioja, José Andrés Pérez, who has thanked the Economic Kitchen for its efforts to provide lunch and dinner to these people 365 days a year. “Cáritas is an entity with limited resources and all help is welcome,” he indicated.
With this agreement, the commitment is to continue providing adequate nutrition to the people cared for by Cáritas in this center.
As he recalled “the climate of collaboration between both entities is very strong. We work to try to solve people’s problems and it is better to make them united. We are clear that the first thing is always the people and the means we have we make available immediately and “This is a good example. We are never there to compete but we are there to serve and the best way to serve is to do it together.”
On behalf of Cocina Económica, the president of Cocina Económica, Emilio Carreras, has assured that “we are very proud and satisfied to know that we help Cáritas. It is very beneficial.”
“It is a resource that is not numerically very important but qualitatively it is because it goes directly to people of very high vulnerability, they are people who have been released from prison, sometimes with permission, others on parole… but who are not yet in prison. conditions to return to a normal life because they are far from their homeland or have no family.
Thus, with the La Estrella center they can live here and also have a personalized support program thanks to the work – among others – of two technicians. “There are people who do not know how to live outside of prison and that is very hard and we try to help them because life now is very different from the one they left behind,” Pérez concluded.