Closed restaurant donates kitchen space to La Soupe, a charity helping to feed families

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BLUE ASH, Ohio — Two days ago, the La Soupe team was working out of a small building on Round Bottom Road. They were running out of space for their radically changing mission.

Before COVID-19, La Soupe rescued and transformed perishable food donations for hungry kids so they’d have good, nutritious meals on weekends. Since the coronavirus pandemic, the mission has expanded from just kids to entire families.

Then, a restaurateur, who was forced to close his business after the COVID-19 panic, re-purposed his space, opening it to the nonprofit with a mission to feed others.

“It’s huge,” La Soupe founder Suzy DeYoung said. “It’s a huge space – so we can social distance here.”

They couldn’t hit that mark without a bigger place to work – a problem that was solved after a call to action on Facebook and on TV last week.

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Families use ‘safer at home’ free time to complete home improvement projects

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KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The ‘safer at home order’ mixed with warm weather means you can drive in any neighborhood in Knox County and hear mowers going, hammers nailing and honey-do lists being checked off. 

Homeowners are realizing they now can’t use the excuse “I don’t have time to do that.”

Father and son Dustin and Caden Miles live in Fountain City and used their newfound free time to get some projects done.

“I took the opportunity during our social distancing to take advantage of it and start putting a fence in for our dogs,” Dustin Miles said.

Caden is out of school for at least another month and Dustin’s hours at work were cut down.

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