Hot food plates will be distributed around the College of Medicine

The House of Graduate Studies reported today that volunteers from different faculties of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) will distribute a plate of hot food to people on the street, an activity they have been doing for the third year in a row.

The “Plato Hot” program will start on Thursdays, and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm with a meeting point in the bar of the Faculty of Medicine, located in Azcuénaga and Marcelo T. de Alvear, in Buenos Aires. Ayres Recoleta neighborhood.

In the same place, volunteers from the nutrition program will prepare dishes that meet the nutritional values ​​that each person should consume, and once the food is prepared, the dishes will be distributed in the areas surrounding the colleges.

Nicolás Gutiérrez is a public accounting student at UBA’s Faculty of Economic Sciences and has been involved in volunteering since its inception, three years ago, and assured Tellam that his participation in the program “makes him feel proud” and that one of its big ramifications is “to be able to give society a little bit of what it gives us.” through public education.

Held by the University of Buenos Aires Federation, the Plato Caliente voluntary program has been in place since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic (in May 2020, and continues to the present), and its purpose is to bring a plate of food closer to people on the streets.

“Sometimes when we distribute, we see the little drop of joy in those people who are not having a good time today. It fills your soul a little to see the little joy you give them with a plate of hot food,” Gutierrez emphasized.

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Regarding the number of people who come to get a plate of food, the student explained that “giving a number every time we take a trip is very difficult” because “the number of people we give out varies from night to night.”

Since its inception, and up to last year, more than 110,000 plates of food have been delivered and nearly 20,000 UBA volunteers have participated through the UBA in Action programme, which is based on the Secretary of University Counseling and Student Welfare (Seube), as detailed in the Graduate House.

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