Russian chefs offer soup to homeless
It depicts Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán surrounded by Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu. The paintings are on display on a former Ukrainian barge on the Danube. ST PETERSBURG: Most weeks, Roman Redman does a few extra hours in the kitchens of his ribs and burger joint in Saint Petersburg to cook for a less hipster clientele: the city’s poor and homeless.
The traditional meat and cabbage soup is ladled into big flasks and driven by volunteers to places around the city where people live rough or subsist on state pensions.
It’s then distributed free in order to enable people to eat and stock up on supplies, and it’s particularly welcome in winter when temperatures can drop to -20°C.
“It’s only because of this that I survive,” said one man after glugging down soup handed out from the back of a van.
Official statistics say there are almost 65 000 registered homeless people in Russia.
The food supply van is run by the Nochlezhka charity and stops at four locations in the city almost daily, serving up soup and tea as well as contributions from partner restaurants.