soup kitchen


Definition of soup kitchen

: an establishment dispensing minimum dietary essentials (such as soup and bread) to the needy

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Kutler, who spent most of his time over the last three decades at the soup kitchen, died of complications after a fall on March 6 in his home in Oceanside. Linda Mcintosh,, "Harold Kutler, founder of Brother Benno's, dies," 7 Mar. 2018 Digital First Media/Getty Images Charitable giving is a hallmark of the holiday season, but this year, do-gooders aren’t just dropping off clothes for the needy and sending food to soup kitchens. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "How states and crowdfunding are tackling the growing problem of student lunch debt," 27 Dec. 2018 Lend a hand at a food or clothing drive or try serving at a soup kitchen to see how giving back can affect your own mood. Emily Chiu, Redbook, "6 Simple Things That Help Me Deal With Holiday Depression," 29 Nov. 2018 Like walking into a soup kitchen and telling the hungry to stop focusing on their hunger and just love themselves into their next meal. Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving," 19 Nov. 2018 Jae-Won sets up a Thanksgiving soup kitchen visit for Randall as a publicity photo-op to show he’s involved in the community. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 3 Episode 8: Miguel Claps Back," 21 Nov. 2018 Organizers are trying to mobilize former prisoners in soup kitchens, homeless shelters and re-entry programs. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Florida to Gain 1.4 Million Voters if Felon Measure Passes," 30 Oct. 2018 Bake something for a friend who is in the hospital, visit an elderly person, offer to babysit for a young mom, help a recent college grad with his or her resume, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or write a really nice note to your spouse. Jackie Pilossoph,, "15 material and nonmaterial self-confidence boosters," 20 June 2018 Perhaps putting down that tennis racket and heading over to a soup kitchen? Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "A Modest Proposal for Matt Lauer and the #MeToo Recluses: Why Don’t You Go Make Yourself Useful?," 29 Nov. 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of soup kitchen

: a place that gives food (such as soup and bread) to poor people

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