Soup kitchen
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:35 am

The Town of Potsdam’s new office building on Elm Street has, for reasons which are not clear, a large kitchen and town officials do not know what to do with it. Apparently the reasons for including it have been mislaid. I suggest that it be used as a community soup kitchen for the homeless and for those who are housed but do not have enough money left over for an adequate diet. The soup kitchen could be operated by a consortium of local churches; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week; after all, people do get hungry on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers would do the work and food banks could help. The churches have relevant food service management experience; at least one of the churches is providing a free meal each week and can offer an estimate on the probable demand. Fraternities and sororities could take responsibility for two of the days.