This is a picture of men eating at a soup kitchen because they could not afford food. During the depression soup kitchens were very important because so many people could not afford food. People all across Canada and the USA were affected by this.
THE DEPRESSION - Breadlines - Long line of people waiting to be fed: New York City. In the absence of substantial government relief programs during free food was distributed with private funds in some urban centers to large numbers of the unemployed.
“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.
During the Great Depression preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, "soup kitchens" provided the only meals some unemployed Americans had. This particular soup kitchen was sponsored by the Chicago gangster, Al Capone.