Soup kitchen receives grant from women’s group

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A group of women are helping to feed the hungry in Vigo County.

The 100+ Women Who Care of Vigo County presented a check in the amount of $12,900 to Saint Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

It is one of four grants provided by the group each year.

The soup kitchen will use the money for some much needed items.

“This money is a godsend. It really is,” soup kitchen supervisor Judy Hogan said. “We had a refrigerator go out, so we are going to buy a commercial refrigerator. We are going to be able to just kinda keep our doors open. Lots of food can be bought, and cleaning supplies, which is our big cost.”

The soup kitchen is open between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Between 150 and 200 people are served per day, according to Hogan.

Monday, the number served was 174, and Hogan expects that to go up by the end of the month.

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