Story: Salvation Army

Social services: mobile soup kitchen, 1931 (1st of 3)

Social services: mobile soup kitchen, 1931

The Salvation Army responded to the great economic depression of the early 1930s with many new and creative services. At this mobile soup kitchen in Auckland, a woman passes a billy to be filled with soup, while her child waits to fill two jugs. The sign on the side of the van promises 'Hot Soup and Bread for Poor Families'.

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Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - Social work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018