How many people went to soup kitchens during the great depression?
While there's no definitive number, it's been estimated that several million people relied on soup kitchens during the Depression.
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I believe that there were soup kitchens, although they were few andfar between. They were also called "bread lines". It was just thebeginning of the Great Depression and many men were out of work. Some Trivia Did you know that Al Capone (yes the gangster) started the Chicagosoup kitchen's. He did… not start them to "get the public on hisside." He was sincere, he saw that the public had a need, and hewanted to help, because financially, he could. While Al Capone did indeed feed many of the poor there was always amethod to his madness and while he gained popularity and trust fromthe unemployed he also started Unions which gave work to many ofthe men in need, yet collected large sums of money which were oftenused in under-handed dealings. (Jimmy Hoffa) started out well, butsoon got caught up in the mob. To this day they don't know wherehis body is located and never will find it. (MORE)
I was not around for the "Great Depression" but I have learned a few things from my family history. 1.Communities pulled together. Those who had shared with those who did not. Friends, family, churches helped each other. Some people were even willing to take in other families -into already cram…ped quarters by todays standards. 2.People were used to not having as much back then (compared to today) even before the Depression - they were more appreciative to have a few simple needs met. 3.People were more self reliant. They often had large gardens to grow their own food. They canned. They fished and hunted and stored up for the winter. More people knew how to make their own things. 4.There was one member of my family that camped out in the town park for the summer with their family. They were working, but they saved money by not having to pay rent for a few months. When cold weather came they had extra money. How many local governments would allow people to do this today? The "kids" fondly remember this as a great summer. Prejudice and discrimination (MORE)
they got soup from charities. But rich people just bought the food they needed themselves.
People had the same sort of jobs during the Great Depression as they have now, except that computers and many other labor-saving systems had not yet been invented. There were no computer jobs, very few jobs involving electronics, many fewer desk jobs and many more jobs involving physical labor.
The people during the great dpression times sleeped along the streets and fed themselves with little amount of food that the government provided.
During the Depression, this self-sufficiency carried over into their social life. One-dish suppers and church potlucks were important ways to have fun and share food. On radio and in women's magazines, home economists taught women how to stretch their food budget with casseroles and meals like cream…ed chipped beef on toast or waffles. Chili, macaroni and cheese, soups, and creamed chicken on biscuits were popular meals. Women baked their own bread. In the 70 or more years since the Great Depression, a lot has changed on the farms of rural America. All of these changes have resulted in farms that usually specialize in only one main crop. Today, entire regions have become "monocultures." . Across the nation, hungry people waited in "soup lines" for a free meal, especially in larger cities. On the farm, growing, tending, preparing, and preserving food took many hours of work. There was usually no electricity to power refrigerators, so it was difficult to keep milk and other foods fresh, especially during the summer heat. Yet even during the Depression, many new foods were invented or introduced including: . Spam . Kraft macaroni and cheese . Toll House chocolate chip cookies . Good Humor ice cream bars . Bisquick . Krispy Kreme doughnuts . Ritz Crackers . Nestle's chocolate chips. . And Kool-Aid was invented in Hasting, Nebraska in the late 20s and became a national brand in the 30s. Also during the 1930s, Colonel Harland Sanders developed a secret formula of spices to flavor the fried chicken at his Sanders Court and CafÃ© (motel and restaurant) in Corbin, Kentucky. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) In 1938, activists sponsored a "relief banquet" at the Congress Hotel, demonstrating the average meal of families on welfare, Kraig said. The 8-cent dinner included carrots, onion, a slice of bread and half an apple. In comparison, a lobster dinner at the hotel in 1937 cost $2.75. Dining During the Depression (Reminisce Books, 1996), a collection of recipes contributed by people who grew up in the 1930s, tells a wider story. It features a variety of dishes made from weeds, such as poke salad, dandelions, milkweed and cattails. Where they could, people grew large gardens. Farmers struggled, but country folks ate better than urbanites. Velma Floyd, 91, a resident of the Smith Crossing retirement community in Orland Park, grew up on a farm in Lawton, Iowa, near Sioux City. "My dad butchered meat, and my mother canned it. It had a special taste. Today, I can still tell," Floyd says. The stove, she recalls, had no way to regulate the temperature, so cooking in it took considerable knowledge and patience, unlike today's microwave ovens. "That's all I have now," Floyd confides. Working-class families had few conveniences. "Everything was homemade," says Rosalie Schnierle, 89, a Gage Park resident who grew up in Back of the Yards. "There was a lot of cooking. There was a lot of baking," Her family didn't own a refrigerator, so they had to buy food daily. "I remember going to the Atlas Market and buying two pounds of meat and a bone," Schnierle says. Her mother would make it into a stew with potatoes and vegetables, and that would be dinner. Stews and soups, which could stretch a long way, made up many people's principal meals in the 1930s. Cooks made soups out of whatever they could find: coffee soup, pretzel soup, milk and noodle soup and the famous Depression soup -- 1/3 cup ketchup and 2/3 cup boiling water. Charity kitchens ladled out soup to the unemployed. Even notorious gangster Al Capone contributed, setting up Chicago kitchens to feed 3,000 jobless people three meals a day. "Breakfast consists of coffee and a sweet roll, and dinner and supper of soup, bread and coffee, with a second or third helping permitted," the New York Times reported. (MORE)
the government was too lazy to pay the money for the soup kitchens so they had to have volunteers to pay for the soups get it got it good
They really didn't have anywhere to go other than the streets. People lost their homes and just about everything they owned.
Many lived in their homes, some lived on the street, and some livedin shelters or cars.
How many people were homeless during the Great Depression?. Between one and two million people.
people moved so they would be closer to a breadline or some free source of food because very few people had transportation. They also moved because some of them were not able to pay for their houses and they didn't have a job.
It is estimated that there were over two million homeless people inthe United States during the Great Depression. Many of these peoplelived in shanty towns called 'Hoovervilles' after President HerbertHoover.
Unemployment rates in the US during the Great Depression. 1930--3.2 percent 1931--15.9 percent 1932--23.6 percent 1933--24.9 percent 1934--21.7 percent 1935--20.1 percent 1936--16.9 percent 1937--14.3 percent 1938--19.0 percent 1939--17.2 percent
They migrated to places where there was better opportunity for jobs, like west to California, for instance.
People felt like life was over. Emonism actually started during the great depression. In 1930, people across America and the USA decided life was at a stand still. Women slutted for money, and guys whored for money. They were without jobs, and without jobs you dont have anything.
They did things lilke listen to the radio, play board games, sports, & more. They tried to find ways to make fun without money.
The Great Depression of the 1930's affected almost the entire world. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world population in 1930 was around 2.07 billion. Many countries were affected by the Depression, including Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, J…apan, Latin America, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, the Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It's really almost impssible to say exactly how many people were affected by the Great Depression, but the effects were felt around the world, which lasted until World War II for some countries. (MORE)
Honestly, the most popular leisure activity during the 30s-40s was going to see a nice movie. Films allowed for people to relax themselves and take their minds off of the atrocities of the depression, for as long as they could. Movies are still just as popular nowadays.
The "soup kitchens" were set up in the streets to feed the starving population, The most nutritional food that is cheap and easy to produce is soup.
The soup kitchens were for the poor people that lost their jobs.These soup kitchens were important to the people that ate there, asthey would otherwise go hungry..
i'm gonna tell u today cause i rule and u suck . yes they did die
Not very people at all jumped off of skyscrapers during the GreatDepression. Building new skyscrapers were put on hold after theGreat Depression but no because people were jumping off of them.
The Great Depression was an important part of American History.Many people died due to illness, malnutrition, and suicide. It isestimated that about 40,000 people committed suicide during theGreat Depression.
So many people ended up homeless during the Great Depression becuause they lost there jobs and had no money.
many people couldn't pay for food so it was a place to get some for free
Sold their possessions to get a little money and moved to other towns or states in desperate search of work. The movie Grapes of Wrath chronicles typical family struggles. They did anything they could to make money. Picking fruit and cotton was common. Most didn't even make enough to eat.
they died Another answer that was thought to be an attempt at comedy and is merely an insult to anyone who experienced the Great Depression People all over the country tried to survive as best they could. My Grandfather for instance lived in Fleming, Colorado. It was basically a dust bowl …existence. A couple of days a week he would take his wagon to neighboring towns and fix shoes. Other days he would do labor for farmers that needed any help they could get. He would only earn , at most, a few dollars a week, But he made enough to feed his 6 children and my Grandmother. (MORE)
the great depression was when unemploymennt went to 25%. getting food didnt changed just there was more unemployed people
Parents were sacrificing their food for their children. They also sacrifice their health (parents). Some parents have health problems but they work anyways just to feed their young. Some also sacrifice their homes and live in Hooverville.
A few. Some people would kill themselves because all of there money was invested in stocks. The depression did not increase violence or crimes. It actually Decreased it, because all the criminals would sell any of there weapons for spare change .
They could barely survive, and many people killed themselves. Every business went completely downhill, and a large percentage of the homes were used as boarding houses because noone could afford to keep their houses. It just sucked.
Some studies indicate that as many as 7 million people may havedied from starvation during the Great Depression.
Soup kitchens were important during the Great Depression because it was another free way for the homeless or the starving to eat. They were usually huge rooms with long wooden tables. They used soup because it was the cheapest way to make food. All it was water and vegetables. Sometimes the vegetabl…es came from the trash out side of restaurants. (MORE)
The dust bowl occured during the same time, whitch affected many farmers and farm workers in the southern plains.
The banks shut down and they ran out of work which led to them not having money to put in savings.They also were using in stock markets and the stock market crashed.They were trying to save their belongings.
According to the United States Census, the population of the United States in 1930 was 123,202,624. By 1940 the population had risen to 132,164,569.
The radio, which broadcast big band "gigs" and comedy and dramashows, were as cheap as $10 and became depression-era Americans'favorite form of home entertainment. The invention of the 78-rpmrecord, which only cost 35 cents and the jukebox, which would playsongs for a nickel, were popular among the …young who attendeddances. The big bands provided cheap entertainment. For 50 cents orless, the young jitter buggers could dance for hours at clubslistening to the music of Benny Goodman, Harry James, and other bigband leaders. The big band appearances were musically andeconomically successful. Harry James once drew 8,000 dancers in asingle night and 35,000 in a week at the Palladium Ballroom inHollywood, California. The radio, which broadcast big band "gigs"were as cheap as $10 and became depression-era Americans' favoriteform of home entertainment. Spectator sports were also popular for those who could afford to gosee a professional game. Libraries provided free books andmagazines to read. Many families that could stay together went toparks, rivers, and lakes. One of the most popular ways that Americans found entertainmentduring the depressions was going to the "movies". Hollywood was itsglory during the depression. With movies Americans could virtuallyescape the problems of the depression. (MORE)
Because they needed more assitence from the goverment,they were unemployed had no jobs meaning no money
All the poor famillies near the soup kitchens used them, it was a sad sad time.
Alphabet soup is New Deal programs created to provide relief, reform, and recovery for American citizens.
probably soup that was easy to make so there would be enough to go around.
they tried to do whatever they could to make money. This involved selling apples and fruit.
Because... 1. There wasn't much money for food, shelter or clothing. 2. Lots of people lost their jobs therefore had no money for there families. 3. People couldn't pay their bills
In the 10 years of the Great Depression 9,000 banks went under JUST in US.
Lack of rain and over tilling the land caused dust storms that caused the region to be almost unlivable. Look up The Great Dust Bowl For further information.
Most of them went out that is why there were many people who didn't have money or houses. but if you want the exact answer then you will have to go back and ask the banks how many of the banks went out
\n. \n. Many people blamed the crash of Wall Street (Black Thursday) on the Republicans who had politically dominated the "roaring twenties". Herbert Hoover was not re-elected in 1932 as it was thought he did not do enough to provide relief from the economic depression that followed the collapse… of the New York Stock Exchange. \n. A Democrat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the election and began government programs to attempt to end the depression. This soon became a world depression. Roosevelt was the first US President that did not follow the precedent set by George Washington by only running for president 2 times. Roosevelt won 4 straight presidential elections. ( later the Congress limited the election of any president to 2 terms by law. \n. President Roosevelt's economic programs gave hope to the 25 % of US workers who had no jobs. He became the "peoples friend" with his weekly radio broadcasts which were a comfort to the USA. Economists today don't give Roosevelt much credit for ending the great depression. The consensus is that the USA's entry into WW2 brought the depression to an end. (MORE)
During the great depression people ate the food that they hadstored, no one starved during this period.
During the great depression people smelled tar paper from what they built when they became homeless and they smelled many cars that passed by.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates thatabout 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world, orone in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million, live indeveloping countries, representing 12.9 perce…nt, or one in eight,of the population of developing counties. There are 11 millionpeople undernourished in developed countries. (MORE)