De Pueblo a Pueblo identified another major grassroots organization doing excellent work and yet in great need: the student-led community kitchens of the Comedores Sociales of the Centro para el Desarrollo Político, Educativo y Cultural (CDPEC). One of the community kitchens serves the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras’ needy students, where they can eat in exchange of a monetary contribution, voluntary help or food donation. The CDPEC also opened a Centro de Ayuda Mutua (CAM), a community center that feeds needy people and provide health programing in the town of Caguas. They also have their own vegetable garden that provides some of the food of the CAM, a library and a physical space to provide education to the community.
On April 7, 2018, Professor Raquel Anderson delivered a check in the amount of $3,500 on behalf of De Pueblo a Pueblo-Narra Foundation to Giovani Roberto, leader of the CDPEC. The success of this grassroots organization inspired the creation of a community kitchen at the Universidad de Puerto Rico- Cayey campus, a community center in the town of Yabucoa and the rural Mariana neighborhood in the mountain region of Humacao. De Pueblo a Pueblo-Narra Foundation is proud to support such important grassroot work that is delivering food and services to the needy while promoting solidarity and self-sufficiency.