It’s lunchtime and the bustling Soup Kitchen smells just like home. Enrique Zuanetto, the executive director, stirs a ladle deep in a big pot of chicken soup. “Try this, you will love it,” he insists. Zuanetto loves what he does, feeding up to 700 meals a day to people, many without jobs or homes, the working poor and especially children who come with their families.
The Soup Kitchen, or “God’s Kitchen,” as it’s called in Spanish, is bustling with happy volunteers, its serving tables piled high with chicken and ribs, salad, cooked veggies, fruit and that wonderful soup. On Thursdays and Fridays, there is a parent education class that includes a take-home of good counsel and disposable diapers. The Soup Kitchen is supported by corporate partners, including Wal-Mart, BJs, PBC Food Bank and more than 200 energetic volunteers. Its 30th anniversary fundraising gala is scheduled for April 18.
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