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Martha’s Soup Kitchen celebrates 30 years of serving Albany community

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Anne Abraham, the Rev. John Abraham, Marie Ham and Georgie Walker gathered to celebrate Martha's Kitchen's 30th anniversary.
Camera IconAnne Abraham, the Rev. John Abraham, Marie Ham and Georgie Walker gathered to celebrate Martha's Kitchen's 30th anniversary. Credit: Laurie Benson

York Street’s St John’s church hosted the 30th birthday on Monday, May 1 of Martha’s Soup Kitchen founded in 1993, attended by founders the Rev. John Abraham and Anne Abraham.

About 30 people attended the celebration complete with vegetable soup, minestrone, bread and butter, cakes and slices.

Surrounded by tapestries depicting the local wildlife, the patrons sang happy birthday while the founders cut the frosted cake.

The soup kitchen is held every Monday and only requires a small donation to cover the costs of purchasing produce.

St John’s the Rev. Karen Cave said she has enjoyed continuing the staple service to the community.

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“I love watching people gather around the tables in the hall, getting to know each other or renewing acquaintances over wholesome food and a cuppa,” she said.

“We know the need is out there as many people are struggling, so to be able to make delicious food in a friendly atmosphere, all provided by volunteers, is heartening.”

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