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Downtown Soup Kitchen executive director Dean Williams hopes to plant an herb garden on the patio of their new new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street. The Downtown Soup Kitchen opened the doors of its new building on April, 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
The Downtown Soup Kitchen opened the doors of their new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street last week as clients gathered for lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
A volunteer severs up taco soup in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street as clients gathered for lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Donovan Dennis and Ameesa Cranston have lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The couple said they are looking for work and that Dennis might go back to school.
Bill Roth
Mike Martin, president of the Downtown Soup Kitchen board of directors, stands in a donated walk-in refrigerator where perishable food is stored in their new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Wal-Mart also donated a walk-in freezer.
Bill Roth
Wrapped sandwiches are ready to be served during lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Turnagain House chef Dave Sorensen created a taco soup that was served during lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Sorensen said he has been volunteering there for about four years and it's his way of giving back. Volunteer Louie Archer is at left.
Bill Roth
A client drops a $5 bill into a donation box at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building during lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
A client picks up soup and sandwiches during lunch in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Linda Ray, left, and Florence Dahl, right, have been volunteering together for about 8 years at the Downtown Soup Kitchen and helped serve lunch in the new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Curtis Zackar, left, and Mary Paul Peter had lunch in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Peter said the people were friendly and the food was delicious.
Bill Roth
A painting of the old Downtown Soup Kitchen hangs in the dining area of the new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Downtown Soup Kitchen executive director Dean Williams hopes to plant an herb garden on the patio of their new new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street. The Downtown Soup Kitchen opened the doors of its new building on April, 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
The Downtown Soup Kitchen opened the doors of their new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street last week as clients gathered for lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
A volunteer severs up taco soup in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street as clients gathered for lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Donovan Dennis and Ameesa Cranston have lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The couple said they are looking for work and that Dennis might go back to school.
Bill Roth
Mike Martin, president of the Downtown Soup Kitchen board of directors, stands in a donated walk-in refrigerator where perishable food is stored in their new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Wal-Mart also donated a walk-in freezer.
Bill Roth
Wrapped sandwiches are ready to be served during lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Turnagain House chef Dave Sorensen created a taco soup that was served during lunch at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Sorensen said he has been volunteering there for about four years and it's his way of giving back. Volunteer Louie Archer is at left.
Bill Roth
A client drops a $5 bill into a donation box at the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building during lunch on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
A client picks up soup and sandwiches during lunch in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Linda Ray, left, and Florence Dahl, right, have been volunteering together for about 8 years at the Downtown Soup Kitchen and helped serve lunch in the new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
Curtis Zackar, left, and Mary Paul Peter had lunch in the new Downtown Soup Kitchen building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Peter said the people were friendly and the food was delicious.
Bill Roth
A painting of the old Downtown Soup Kitchen hangs in the dining area of the new building at Third Avenue and Cordova Street on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Bill Roth
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