bag lunch


Definition of bag lunch

: a lunch prepared at home and packed inside a bag or box to be eaten elsewhere His circle of students grew, and each Tuesday they met to eat bag lunches and talk.— Elizabeth Hall

called also box lunch

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Front Door Communities, a ministry to the homeless and needy started by the church, offers bag lunches for the needy four days a week and a drop-in center for women called Lifted Spirits. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "After 170 years, First Presbyterian Church of San Jose closes its doors downtown," 1 July 2019 Participants are provided fresh towels, shampoo, soap, razors, shaving cream, socks and bag lunches. Matthew Pera, The Mercury News, "Sausalito’s free showers for homeless to keep running," 15 June 2019 Please provide a bag lunch and a snack for your camper. Sarah Bonnette,, "Artscape: Bernard Mattox’s Friday studio sessions create more than artwork," 5 June 2019 Participants must bring their own camping equipment, including tent and sleeping bag, bagged lunch for Saturday and a dish to share for the Saturday night potluck dinner. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 30 Apr. 2018 So far this year, sorority members have bagged lunches for the homeless in Washington, D.C., held a backpack drive with a goal of donating 1 million backpacks, and worked on beautification projects at college campuses. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "AKA sorority sisters serve the Houston community," 7 July 2018 In addition, bagged lunches on Saturdays and meals for the homebound are also prepared by volunteers. Kari Barnett,, "Caring Kitchen moves meal prep to Delray Beach church," 3 July 2018 Free bag lunches will be provided at Cudahy Middle School, 5530 S. Barland Ave. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These schools in Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee are running free meal programs this summer," 14 June 2018 Participants should wear hats, closed-toed shoes,and bring water, snacks or bagged lunch, bug spray, sunscreen and binoculars. Rosemarie Dowell,, "Butterfly expert to lead Ferndale Preserve walk in search of winged creatures," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of bag lunch

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bag lunch

US : a lunch that is made at home, packed inside a bag or box, and eaten at a job, at school, etc.

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