One of my favorite things to do in Nicaragua is the feed centers in La Chureca. Noon means food. Most show up before noon without their parents and are between ages 2-8. I've seen a 5 year old bring her 3 younger siblings! This may be the only meal of the day for the kids.
The food and chairs are brought in by truck from El Faro (The Lighthouse) Church, where the food is prepared before hand.
A bowl with rice, vegies and a piece of
protein is dished up along with a glass
of apple juice and passed out to the
children. It is amazingly orderly. The
children know to sit in their chair and
wait. They are very well behaved and
thankful. When there are teams pre-
sent the children have a hard time
concentrating on eating because they
just want to play with, have pictures
taken and be loved by us.