ARUBA:--- From March 30, military cooks from Marine base Savaneta prepare 200 lunch meals. They will do so for one week and in collaboration with the Fundacion Pa Nos Comunidad (FPNAC) Aruba and the CEDE (Centro pa Desaroyo). The food is prepared by the kitchen staff of the Marine base, which then is transported by Anaconda to the location of FPNC. The food is kept warm by special transport containers. Volunteers of the food bank distribute the food in convenient takeaway trays.
The preparation and transport of the 200 meals are possible due to the preventive self-quarantine measures of the Marines. The Royal Netherlands Marines were located in the US for training purposes with the US Marines but had to withdraw prematurely due to the situation of the coronavirus. Because the Marines aren’t working on the base, and thus will not eat there, the cooking capacity of the base will be used until April 5 in a different but effective way.