soup kitchen

noun

Definition of soup kitchen

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

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The Italian character is in the faces: an aristocratic man eating in a soup kitchen, children in the alleys of Naples, women on an ancient farmstead that survived the war. Robert Taylor, The Mercury News, "Museo Italo Americano exhibit in SF will make you feel like you’re in a Fellini movie," 29 July 2019 Every Thanksgiving the coach would bring his players to a soup kitchen to feed the homeless, and then host them for dinner. Ben Baskin, SI.com, "Breaking Bad: The False Step and Downfall of Penn Legend Jerome Allen," 11 July 2019 The organization collects donations of food and distributes that food to partner agencies such as churches, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Alabama sheriff charged with defrauding church in jail food fund scheme," 14 June 2019 Schools kept children inside or canceled classes, and a church soup kitchen sheltered homeless people from the smoke. Matthew Brown, latimes.com, "Wildfires fueled by climate change will mean shorter lives for many Americans," 25 June 2019 Schools kept children inside or canceled classes, and a church soup kitchen sheltered homeless people from the smoke. Washington Post, "Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread," 25 June 2019 Schools kept children inside or canceled classes, and a church soup kitchen sheltered homeless people from the smoke. Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, "Smoke from more intense Western US wildfires raises health risks," 25 June 2019 Schools kept children inside or canceled classes, and a church soup kitchen sheltered homeless people from the smoke. Matthew Brown, The Denver Post, "Jump in wildfires across Western U.S. means smoke’s health impact will spread," 25 June 2019 An early-twentieth-century soup kitchen tally board vividly conjures the struggles of destitute Eastern European immigrants in London’s East End. Sara Lipton, The New York Review of Books, "A Terribly Durable Myth," 17 June 2019

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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soup kitchen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soup kitchen

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

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