La Soupe - Trinité Eglise
AWG Paris members have proudly chopped and served at La Soupe since the 1980s! Annually AWG Paris donates funds towards Holiday gifts or winter clothing and we have also funded the purchase of a new stove for the kitchen.
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There is something special about Monday mornings in Paris. Sharpen your knife, grab your peeler and your apron and head off to La Soupe (the Soup Kitchen). Spend a little time chopping carrots, potatoes, leeks, onions – sometimes we even get le butternut. A petite French woman in heels and an elegant apron will inspect your work and allow you to bring your offerings to the kitchen. In the meantime, you realize you’ve spent an hour talking about the weekend, the kids, the grandkids, the best Chinese market in Paris … in English, in French, in Franglais. All the vegetables (even le butternut) have disappeared and the aromas are starting to come from the kitchen!
And after our own lunch, our guests arrive. Yes, mostly men, mostly homeless, mostly mentally ill or alcoholic but altogether human. The number served is quite astonishing – usually about two hundred.