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Kimchi for the poor

Truth Leem / Reuters

About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tons of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy neighbors during the winter.

Truth Leem / Reuters

South Korean housewives make 'kimchi' during a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul, Nov. 16.

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made of spicy fermented cabbage and radish. City officials will hand out the kimchi prepared today by South Korean housewives to about 13,000 needy households, in an event marking the start of the winter season.