The Temporary Relief Act also known as the Soup Kitchen Act was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed in February 1847. The Act allowed the establishment of soup kitchens in Ireland to relieve pressure from the overstretched Poor Law system, which could not adequately feed people suffering from the Great famine.  
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