At a Filipino Soup Kitchen

Free food for the hungry, free drink for the thirsty–Mang Urot and friends

He wants to remain anonymous, so on his Filipino Facebook pages he’s Mang Urot and on his English pages, James Braddock, in a previous post. (Link) His crusade has grown.

On June 23, I followed him and his friend around while they brought supplies at the Divisoria Market, cooked, set up the soup kitchen in a bank parking lot, fed the hungry and cleaned up afterwards. For this event more of his family and friends were involved. About sixty people waited two hours for a hot meal, most of them children. These are people who live on a dollar a day or less. They also got toothbrushes, toys and flip-flops. We’ll let the pictures tell the story. (Click on any picture for a better look.)

Buying Tang
Buying rice
Buying slippers
Buying bowls
Buying vegetables
Buying apples
Buying toys
Buying cheap toothbrushes
Chopping vegetables
Cooking meat on a charcoal stove
Waiting for dinner
Children posing
Children posing
Lining up
Waiting for dinner
Carrying stuff
Adding vegetable beef soup to rice
Getting fed
Bright eyes

Mother hands out apples

Eating apples
Daughter hands out toothbrushes
“Mang Urot” and his wife. Notice the tee-shirt.
Mang’s cousin
Getting stuff