soup kitchen


Definition of soup kitchen

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

Examples of soup kitchen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thanksgiving, pay your blessings forward by volunteering at a local soup kitchen, food pantry or at any organization serving a hot meal or gathering supplies for those who may otherwise go without. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 22 Sep. 2022 Indians wait in line at a soup kitchen in Calcutta, now Kolkata, in October 1943 at the peak of the famine. Hyder Abbasi, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2022 Bean’s Cafe, a local soup kitchen, has been on site serving the bulk of food, bringing three meals a day, and is coordinating food efforts with the Salvation Army. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Aug. 2022 John Wang , deputy director of The Food Project said this work gives the students the know-how to test out and staff the group’s markets and, in the future, the ability to work with community partners at a local soup kitchen or a food pantry. Adria Watson,, 30 July 2022 Their care looks like hosting community picnics and art shows, raising money for a local soup kitchen, and performing free concerts in the city that gave them their start. ELLE, 28 July 2022 Brother Benno’s opened as a soup kitchen in downtown Oceanside in 1983. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2022 The soup kitchen, which operates three locations out of church kitchens and one drive thru, served a record 42,000 meals in 2021. Terah Bennett And Suzan Nuri, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2022 With the shelters and the large soup kitchen and day shelter closed, more people appear to be going outside, according to businesses. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soup kitchen

1831, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Soup kitchen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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