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Barcelona has now a soup kitchen in every district of the city

A new soup kitchen opened a week ago in the Eixample district, in downtown Barcelona, with a capacity for a hundred places. Barcelona City Council has increased the funding intended for social dining facilities in its 2012 budget by 69%. Expanding the number of places and soup kitchens is “a key priority” of the city to guarantee access to food for everyone, according to Maite Fandos, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs. The capital of Catalonia now has 17 soup kitchens and can attend 1,540 users each day. In 2012, the City Council’s soup kitchens served a total of 380,737 meals to 10,423 users.

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30 January 2013 07:21 PM

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Marine Berton

Barcelona (ACN).\u2013 Barcelona City Council has set up free soup kitchens in every district. This month, a new soup kitchen opened in the Eixample district, in central Barcelona, which can welcome up to a hundred people every day. This facility will be open all week, from noon until 2 pm. Barcelona City Council has opened three soup kitchens in the past two months in the districts of Eixample, Les Corts and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. The capital of Catalonia now has 17 soup kitchens and can attend 1,540 users each day.


Barcelona City Council has increased the funding intended for social dining facilities in its 2012 budget by 69%. Consequently, the number of places in the soup kitchens has increased this year, and three new dining rooms have been created, according to the Town Hall. Expanding the number of places and soup kitchens is \u201Ca key priority\u201D of the city to guarantee access to food for everyone, according to Maite Fandos, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs.

The users of this service are people over 18 at risk of social exclusion, living in homes with no cooking facilities, or people who receive minimum pensions and cannot meet basic needs.

In 2012, the City Council\u2019s soup kitchens served a total of 380,737 meals to 10,423 users.

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  • The entrance of a social shelter in Barcelona (by ACN)

  • The entrance of a social shelter in Barcelona (by ACN)