Lisa takes a trip down to The Gathering Place to chat with Dennis Chippa. Dennis talks about how The Gathering Place is more than just a soup kitchen and how important it is for people from all walks of life.

Dennis and Lisa dive into the stigma of soup kitchens and dealing with feeling shame for using their services. Dennis puts it well when saying “using a soup kitchen doesn’t mean you failed. It means someone or something has failed you”.

  • Dennis joins the show to talk about the importance of The Gathering Place 1:50
  • Stigma around soup kitchens 9:00
  • Dennis talks about donations that keep soup kitchens alive 14:30

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Production Credits:

  • Host: Lisa Boivin
  • Producer: Ben Sargent
  • Content Director: Dave Dale
  • Produced by Story Studio Network & Clark Communications


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