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  • Writer's pictureShazia Peeran

Volunteer in a Soup Kitchen

Updated: May 21, 2021

When you want to see another good side of giving back, then you should consider volunteering in a soup kitchen. I know it may sound unusual that a simple place could be a source of giving but it is true. Soup kitchens are not only a source of a great way to make a difference and give back to the community but also a fun way to spend your time. Soup kitchens are usually run by Pillars in the community, kids, adults, and all groups who get together and do tasks such as cooking and serving. These are some of the reasons why I think they are so beneficial and worth doing.

Being able to help and serve others in a situation where they really have no one else to turn to is very rewarding. Most of the individuals who volunteer to soup kitchens usually need daily things which sometimes can be taken for granted such as hot food, hot showers, warm clothing, and sometimes someone to really care about when it is most needed. Some of the volunteers even get to help out with the more important tasks such as doing the laundry or shopping for the food and other necessities. For some of the shopping, food kitchens generally create a weekly and monthly grocery list for pantry staples, which they can also share with the community during the quarterly virtual food drives. This will help volunteers continue to be engaged through the year. Doing in person and virtual engagements give the volunteers a much-needed break from the monotony of everyday life, which is usually very tiring and hard to deal with.

Volunteering in a soup kitchens can also benefit those organizations and businesses that rely on volunteers for their programs and services. These volunteers help serve the meals, wash the dishes, do the laundry, pick up the donations, clean up the place, and do many other tasks which are important to the organization. So, if you have the opportunity, why not give back to those who need it the most and make a small difference in your community.


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