Help for the Poor - St. John's Soup Kitchen, 1889

Jane Lee

Soup Kitchen Bowl
Jane Lee

 

1889

February

We are glad to find by the pleasant odours which arise from the cans which we see little children carrying home at about dinner time, that the Soup Kitchen is open again. It must be a great boon to poor families this cold weather. Last year 3600 quarts were sold at 1d. a quart. This is, of course, considerably under the cost price, and the deficit is made up by subscriptions. The Kitchen will be kept open as long as the funds will permit.

The Churchwardens have been enabled by the proceeds of Blunt’s Charity, to give away about 160 coal tickets through the District Visitors.

We are pleased to be able to record that Mrs. Walter Ingram has expressed her willingness to help in the work of our Parish by becoming a “Visitor” for some of the aged and sick.

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