The day I visited the kitchen I came across dozens of assembling sandwiches — a sea of slices of bread and ham (and lots of mayonnaise). The group’s motto: “Make them as though they were for you.” Nearby, one of the cooks was seasoning a huge pot of chicken before mixing in yellow rice. An hour later, I boarded a food truck and saw all that food distributed to women and children in Loiza, one of the communities most affected by the hurricane. On that day, 148,000 meals were prepared and delivered, e
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Some of the poorest Puerto Ricans live within sight of the convention center across Bahía de San Juan in a waterfront neighbourhood called Vietnam – so named because many of the local people are veterans of that war and described conditions here as “worse than Vietnam”. But they won’t be there for long. Their homes are being bulldozed .