Keith and Agnes Wallis cook soup, which will be offered free with rolls, at the Salvation Army centre in Newport. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
THE Salvation Army will be dishing out free soup on Monday to help those affected by financial difficulties.
Every Monday, from 10am to 2pm, volunteers will be offering home-made soup, rolls and drinks at the centre, in Pyle Street, Newport.
Major Keith Wallis, of the Salvation Army, said: "If the idea takes off, we would do whatever we can to help. We have a fantastic number of volunteers, many of whom helped at the Christmas event.
"The number of people who came to our Christmas lunch last month was more than double those who came in 2011."
He added: "We are aware many people are finding economic difficulties at this time and this is an attempt to help a little."