Nashua soup kitchen kicks off major renovation
“This has been a very long time coming, and it is a direct result of a lot of hard work from the entire community,” said executive director Lisa Christie.
The biggest improvement will be a waiting area for patrons to congregate before receiving meals and food, a separate family dining area and a spacious pantry where clients may select their own food choices, she said.
Nearly $2.2 million has been raised so far, acording to Christie.
It is important for those people in the community who are down on their luck to know that the city really does care about them, said Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, who congratulated the Nashua Soup Kitchen for being able to raise such a large amount of money in a relatively short amount of time.
The new location is significantly larger, and will enable the soup kitchen to feed more than 125 clients simultaneously. In the past three years, the Nashua Soup Kitchen has tripled the amount of meals it serves on a regular basis, according to officials.
Although the VFW has not yet found a new home, VFW officials said earlier that the organization will continue to function in Nashua, and plans to remain in operation for many years to come.
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