The kitchen, on West Boynton Beach Boulevard beside the Caridad Center health clinic, has been open for more than 30 years. Open every day of the year, it operates without government donations and relies on contributions from the community members. Those who come to the kitchen for food — such as meat, vegetables and starches — are not asked how much money they make or what their living situation is.
During Hurricane Irma, Zuanetto opened the kitchen as a shelter to homeless people who did not want to go to elsewhere. And, he stayed there with them even when the building lost power. The kitchen ended up being without power for nine days, but the workers and volunteers still found ways to help those in need by handing out non-perishables such as peanut butter and crackers, cooking with gas instead of electric and accepting donated meals to give out.