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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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 vegetables came from the trash out side of restaurants.