International agency helps city soup kitchen

May 28, 1992|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer

Our Daily Bread, Baltimore's largest soup kitchen, received a $7,000 pledge yesterday from an international relief agency.

Food for the Poor, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., sends most of its aid to Caribbean nations, but this year the group is helping eight U.S. cities, including Baltimore, where people have been hurt by the recession.

"As bad as things are in the Caribbean, there are hard times here, too," said Julie Putnik, a spokeswoman for the group.

Brian Schutt, community relations director for Food for the Poor, met yesterday with Steven Tuttle, director of Our Daily Bread, to determine the local organization's needs. In a few weeks, the soup kitchen is to receive donations of food and items such as cleaning products, toiletries and eating utensils.

"We're feeding more and more people every month, about 750 a day," Mr. Tuttle said. . . . Supply is just not keeping up with demand."

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