Photo from SSA.gov. During the Great Depression preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, “soup kitchens” provided the only meals some unemployed Americans had. This particular soup kitchen was sponsored by the Chicago gangster Al Capone.
Apparently, Al Capone sponsored soup kitchens! Now we’ve institutionalized programs for the hungry in this country, and that’s a good thing, as is attacking the root causes. This page will be a resource for those looking to volunteer for or donate to a worthy cause, especially anything food-related.
From my years of volunteering with Taste of the Nation, here are some local organizations that you might support, plus a few local pantries:
Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Isles Community Gardening Program
Montgomery Township Food Pantry
South Brunswick Food Pantry
Crisis Ministry Hunger Prevention Program
Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing