Entry: Blog 10 Dec 6, 2017



Today was my last day at the soup kitchen and it was a bittersweet experience. It was my first visit to the soup kitchen without Jan, which was definitely different and I walked into her office half-expecting her to be there. I saw the usual ladies at the soup kitchen and we served beef stew today. It was very packed in the dining room--every seat was filled for the majority of the time. I saw some familiar faces and some new faces as well. There were not any kids there today, but there was one boy that came alone at the end, he looked like he was a high schooler or maybe a little older. We finished a little early because everyone finished their meal pretty early. I enjoyed talking to one couple who have seen many times before. They normally eat a couple bowls of soup each and even though we were cleaning up and getting ready to close the kitchen I offered them both a third bowl. I could tell they did not want to ask for another seconds because they could see us packing up, but I knew from passed experience here that they always had three or more. They accepted it graciously and I knew they appreciated it, afterall we weren't really in a rush at all. I think I will continue to work at the soup kitchen through next semester but I have to see how it will fit in with my class schedule. Overall, it has been a very positive experience and I'm glad I had the chance to do it.

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