Al Capone’s free soup kitchen

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Al Capone’s free soup kitchen, Chicago, 1931 (colorized photo)

Was Al Capone a ruthless gangster? Absolutely. Did he flaunt his success in the face of the police during Prohibition? Definitely. But as bad of a guy as he was, Capone was also compassionate for those who were less fortunate than him. The Chicago based shelter and food bank was one of the first soup kitchens in […]

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