Hunger can take both a physical and emotional toll on those it inflicts. Beyond the physical effects, food insecurity wears away one’s self worth. Just stepping foot into a soup kitchen can conjure up feelings of shame and embarrassment to those just looking for a hot meal. But does being hungry mean you have to sacrifice your dignity for a free lunch?
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Take a step into the Dilworth Soup Kitchen—where guests are treated more like restaurant customers than people looking for a hand-out. At Dilworth’s, guests get nothing but the best. You won’t see the cafeteria-style lunch lines and day-old lasagna you might find at typical a soup kitchen. Instead, it’s nothing but first-class cuisine donated from some of the best restaurants in town. And say so long to lunch trays. Here, waiters are on-hand to deliver food and drinks to the eager guests. “We’re treated like a regular person,” says one satisfied patron.
With the help of friends and volunteers, Dilworth founder Allen Saxe feeds people every day of the week. They have a new kitchen and they plan to spread their love by opening up two more locations. My Generation broke bread with the man behind this revolutionary eatery to discover the secrets behind its success.