Volunteers building 1st Hunts Point soup kitchen

A group of volunteers is building a former church hall in Hunts Point into a soup kitchen.

A group of volunteers is building a former church hall in Hunts Point into a soup kitchen. (1/13/17)

HUNTS POINT - A group of volunteers is building a former church hall in Hunts Point into a soup kitchen.

The New York Food Bank says the renovation at Bright Temple Church will bring a neighborhood its first soup kitchen.

The work includes installing a new kitchen, hardwood floors and new paint in the 1,200-square-foot space.

Officials say the soup kitchen will be able to serve 1,000 families a week.

The volunteers say they hope to have the job finished by Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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