Ateístas de Puerto Rico (Atheists of Puerto Rico), in its commitment to the welfare of the homeless, and along with Starbucks™, the popular chain of coffee shops, distributed today, Sunday, November 1, 2015; breakfast in various public areas of the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city.
“The Brunch Kit Pack” included sandwiches of ham and cheese, a bottle of water, oatmeal biscuits, an apple and Starbucks™ coffee from its Garden Hills coffee house, who, in its commitment to philanthropy and social welfare of the less fortunate communities made the donation of approximately 80 coffee servings including sugar, cups, and other material to contribute to this important and necessary initiative.
“It’s been ages since I sipped coffee. For me, this has been the best in a long time”, said Zaida, who sleeps on a cement bench in Rafael Cordero Plaza in the municipality of San Juan every night. Atheists of Puerto Rico, a laic, non-profit, philanthropic and educationally-oriented organization which seeks to combat social inequality and protect the separation of Church and State, stated that this initiative will be the first of many others throughout the island.
“On other occasions we have donated personal toiletries and clothes to the Fondita de Jesús, Casa Cuna (“Crib House”) and Casa Nuestra Gente (“Our People’s House”); but this is the first time that we bring food to the needy,” said the president of the organization, Shirley Rivera.
Pedro Altreche, “partner” at Starbucks™ Plaza Las Americas, for his part, was very excited and pleased with the success of the activity, but more than anything shocked to see the large number of people who are wandering homeless.
“The funds for this activity came from donations from the members and supporters of our organization, who generously supported the initiative so we were able to start this project to combat hunger in our island,” said Frederick Ayala, a member of the most important atheist organization on the island.