Soup Kitchen

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A facility that provides meals for homeless and other disenfranchised persons
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It's 1pm in Athlone and the year-old soup kitchen on the town's Sean Costello Street has been dishing out free food to customers since 10am.
Parishioners hope to retrofit the one-story, 5,500-square-foot structure into a new soup kitchen that could feed up to 250 daily.
Lynn Redhead, customer services administrator at the Holy Jesus Hospital, says: "The General Soup Kitchen was set up as a business, not a charity, and it ran for 11 years - between 1880 and 1891.
American Legion officers did not check with city officials before the soup kitchen opened, figuring it fell within the traditional use of the building as well as the Legion's mandate to serve the community, post adjutant Frank Blair said.
Robin Walker, business unit director at Heinz, said: ``We're delighted that UK soup kitchens will find a good use for the old stock.
The City Mission, which runs a number of soup kitchens, gets donations of unsold sandwiches and soups from nearby restaurants.
In January alone, food pantries and soup kitchens turned away 59,000 people, more than half of whom were children, the report said.
In the unofficial Washington of the shelters and soup kitchens and the streets in between few people are as well known as Michael Kirwan.
The increased role of soup kitchens and food pantries in providing support to the poor has raised two sets of public policy concerns: (1) why is there a need for an EFR system and (2) does the EFR system adequately meet the demand for its services from recipients?
Luder says many soup kitchens serve nutritionally adequate meals but their patrons apparently don't choose balanced diets.