food bank

noun
variants: or less commonly food pantry

Definition of food bank

: a usually non-profit organization that collects donated food and distributes it to people in need

First Known Use of food bank

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Food bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20bank. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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food bank

noun

English Language Learners Definition of food bank

US : a place like a store that has free food for poor people

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