Margarita Barrientos, owner of dining rooms that you call «Los Piletones», He expressed his pain and concern at the current poverty rate in the country. He also expressed that he does not see improvements. “We see the numbers every day because we are the ones who go out to put our faces when the food is not enough”, he denounced. In addition, he added, with a tone of indignation, that dining rooms should not exist: “I don’t have to choose what people have to eat.”
The owner of the dining room “Los Piletones” and other spaces throughout the country, Margarita Barrientos, had a communication with José Del Río, where she said that closing her dining rooms brought her great sadness. “Parents put up with a lot and it hurts us that our children do not have breakfast, lunch, that schools are not open where they have a snack and lunch,” he declared on LN +.
Recently, Barrientos had to close two dining rooms due to lack of support and supplies, as it receives more than 7,000 people per day, which shows an increased demand. “Every day we incorporate one or two families. Many come for the first time and not only ask for food, but for help ”. Even so, he affirmed: “the hope is that we are going to move forward and we hope it is not too far away.”
One of these closed dining rooms was in Santiago del Estero and the other in Cañuelas, a city in the province of Buenos Aires. “Thank God we received an immediate response from the Minister of Social Development, Juan Zabaleta,” he said, for which he announced that, between Tuesday or Wednesday, he will be receiving food for the dining room in Santiago. “And hopefully so, because it is what we need for the dining room and for the people who live in the places,” he continued.
Regarding the poverty index that Argentina registers, he expressed his sadness and concern: “We have no improvement,” he exclaimed. “We see the numbers every day, we have them in our heads because we are the ones who go out to put our faces when the food is not enough.” And he added: “The dining rooms should not exist, I do not have to choose what people have to eat.”