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St. George soup kitchen says donations falling off

St. George soup kitchen says donations falling off

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Organizers say more people are turning to a soup kitchen in St. George for help.

Now the St. George Soup Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church is in trouble.

Executive Director Rich Rivera says the kitchen serves about 300 meals a week, up 30 percent to 40 percent over the past four months.

Rivera says more people in Utah's southwest corner -- where real estate crashed a few years ago -- are feeling the economic pinch.

With the group's services under heavy demand, Rivera says community donations have dropped more than 70 percent from last year.

Rivera said there have been talks about shutting down the kitchen on Fridays and serving lunch only two days per week.


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