The Good News: Week of Nov. 16


In these days, we are all in desperate need of some good news. So, join WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein as she shines light on one piece of cheerful news every week.

All-day long, we are accosted by negative headlines. In a world where stories like these are the epicenter of our lives, maintaining a positive outlook on life can be hard. It is indeed difficult to stay positive when we live in a world full of negativity. So, in order to combat this issue, WSPN’s Alyssa Dickstein shines light on one good news story each week through her column “The Good News.” Without further ado, here is a current event that, indisputably, qualifies as good news.

The Bronx, New York – The Michelin acclaimed Mexican restaurant, La Morada, has turned into a soup kitchen. It was once a thriving restaurant, but come last April when they saw what the pandemic was doing to friends and family in the borough and having COVID-19 themselves, they decided to change business strategies.

They still serve paying customers, but every Monday they close their doors so that they can prepare for all the free meals that they distribute throughout their neighborhood from Tuesday through Friday. When they reopened it was due to a crowd-funding campaign – the restaurant’s owner did not qualify for a small business loan. However, none of these obstacles dissuaded them from reopening and feeding the unemployed and homeless members of their community.

Through teamwork, La Morada has set up a successful way to distribute their free meals throughout the city. Volunteers, service organizations, church groups and nonprofits help out by volunteering to help La Morada distribute the meals or by donating ingredients.

“We always say that activism is our secret spice, so I feel like it was just very natural for us to serve the community with what we have,” La Morada co-owner Yajaira Saavedra said.

Today’s story is from the Associated Press article, “’Activism is our secret spice’: South Bronx restaurant turns into soup kitchen.” Click here to read more about La Morada and their good deeds.