The second thing you need to know about working in the Soup Kitchen is that these women are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. In addition to the fact that they are working at the kitchen during their own free time, they welcome any and everyone into the kitchen with open arms. Even with a language barrier, they patiently tell and show you what to do, will help expand your vocabulary, and chat with you.
On top of that, every day I volunteer I am welcomed with smiles and hugs, coffee and mate and tea, given snacks throughout the day, and always invited to have lunch before leaving. There has never been a time where I have felt unwanted while working in the kitchen; even the people who only stop in to say hello to the women cooking or are delivering food will give you a warm hello and sometimes chat with you while you work.
The Soup Kitchen Project is, without a doubt, one of the nicest places I have ever worked and it’s all due to the women’s warm personalities.