posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 11:26 AM
Looks like a real nice soup kitchen. I wish mine was so nice.
The one I go to is a very depressing place, and you can see on the faces of the patrons that everyone is completely miserable. No one talks while they
are eating, there are no smiles. The food itself is mediocre to poor in taste and nutirition, but I am glad to have it. Also, they do not give you
anything to take home, and are only open for a lunch.
There are "food banks" you can go to if you need a bag of groceries to take home, but ususally you can only get one bag every three months if your
are single, or once a month with a family. You also have to sign a release that you are eating the food "at your own risk" since much of it is well
past the expiration dates or in damaged packaging.
Now that I've lost my apartment, I am a more frequent visitor of the soup kitchen, when I am able to get there. It's well out of walking distance
most days. When I still had my place, there were some tough weeks where I would have to supplement like this just to keep the power turned on.
I think we're going to see a lot more of this in the near future. I hope I run into some of the morons who have sat there trying to blame poor people
for being poor, so I can kick 'em in the shin and steal their soup.