Diners can work for their meals!
As the recession and austerity measures continue to take a bite out of the “new poor” in Spain, a new restaurant in the autonomous region of Catalonia is offering a work-for-food option to diners.
In exchange for lunch, a diner can volunteer an hour of time to work as a dishwasher or server in the restaurant. La Trobada serves an average of 70 meals a day, about half of them paid for with time behind an apron.
After three months of regularly volunteering, people can keep doing voluntary work in other positions within the company. The so-called “time workers” are people who have been unemployed for two or three years and currently live below the poverty line.Back