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Soup Kitchens During the Great Depression

For my english class

Lily Richards

on 1 February 2013

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Transcript of Soup Kitchens During the Great Depression

The first soup kitchen opened up in 1929 in Minnesota. Surprisingly it was started by Al Capone, who wanted to "clean up his shady image" Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 Today Soup
Kitchens A place were food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to the homeless or destitute Churches and charities ran the first soup kitchens. However, by the mid 1930's, soup kitchens were run mostly by state and federal governments, who saw Al Capone's idea as a good idea and took over. Location Soup kitchens still exist today, although they now serve food besides soup. Also, the food quality has improved a lot more. Now there are organizations that help with soup kitchens. Soup Kitchens During
the Great Depression By Lilly Richards
and Logan Young Soup kitchens opened up during the Great Depression to help the homeless The First Soup Kitchen 1930's So where were soup kitchens located? So Who is Running them? Towards the end of the Great Depression, there was a soup kitchen in almost every city. Soup kitchens were located in mostly churches, cafeterias, and service centers So basically, if you lived in the country, you would have to walk into the city to visit a soup kitchen THE MENU
So when you come to a soup kitchen you are treated to a luxurious menu that contains every food you could ever want as long as it was bread or soup. And it wasn't fancy soup. It was any kind of soup that could be made quickly and with water. Bibliography
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McElvaine, Robert S. "Depression-era Soup Kitchens." Depression-era Soup Kitchens. United States History, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. Have a nice day! People would sometimes wait in line all day for just a piece of bread or a small bowl of soup
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