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Few People Accepted Free Soup and Bread

Only a handful of people showed up at the restaurant Nítjánda on the 19th floor of the glass tower in Kópavogur yesterday to accept free soup and bread. Twenty of the restaurant’s staff members had cooked 100 liters of soup, cream of vegetables, and set tables for 500 people.

The tower in Kópavogur while under construction. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

“Maybe we are too far away for some people and people find it difficult to get here, it’s hard to say. But we will continue in the coming Mondays, that’s for sure,” Thórey Ólafsdóttir, the operating director of Nítjánda, told Morgunbladid.

The few people who did show up told ruv.is that they were pleased with Nítjánda’s initiative and encouraged others to join them next Monday.

Free soup on Mondays is a charity initiative in reaction to summer vacations at charity organizations, which have distributed free food to those in need until now. Nítjánda’s guests criticized charities for closing at the same time.

People can have free soup at Nítjánda on the coming two Mondays between 5 pm and 7 pm. People are also welcome to buy soup; Nítjánda will donate the money to the charity Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands at the end of the summer.

According to visir.is, the Icelandic Federation of Trade has also reacted to the summer vacation of charities and will offer free meals at the canteen of the Fishermen’s School on Háteigsvegur in Reykjavík every weekday in July between 11:30 am and 2 pm.

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