Madrid (AFP) – In the shadow of a Madrid church, a crowd of men and women stand in line to collect handouts of basic foods they can’t afford.
Their working class district of Puente de Vallecas in Madrid is the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak that has seized the city.
It is also the most vulnerable to the economic crisis that has followed.
Gloria Corrales, a 50-year-old immigrant from Colombia, is one of the roughly 450 people who have started coming daily to the San Jose soup kitchen near the church.
She used to work for a family looking after a 92-year-old woman, but after the coronavirus hit, she lost her job almost immediately.
“I got sick with a common flu. They told me not to come back. They