Brothers’ nonprofit feeds hungry in native Puerto Rico
By Kathy Hovis

When Héctor Ibáñez ’20 and his brother, Joey Ibáñez ’23, headed home to Puerto Rico in March after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they met people who were surviving on crackers and rice.

Since they and other college friends were all stuck at home with time on their hands, they decided to make a difference. Hector and his friend Isak Romero, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, started making calls to raise funds and help alleviate hunger on the island.

Now, more than five months later, their nonprofit organization, A Comer Puerto Rico, has helped feed more than 13,000 people and continues to distribute food weekly to both urban and rural communities struggling with poverty and hunger.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle