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 The organization was founded in 1955 when a group of church and business leaders opened a soup kitchen in downtown San Diego. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 July 2021 Tiny and bowed by age, Marie Orfali makes the trip five times a week from her Beirut apartment to the local church, a charity and a nearby soup kitchen to fetch a cooked meal for her and her 84-year-old husband, Raymond. Sarah El Deeb, ajc, 22 June 2021 Keenon Carreker walked up to the Salvation Army mobile soup kitchen parked in one of the poorest areas of the city for the big hot dogs that came inside bags of food passed out to the needy. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 Aquino said that a confluence of issues, including rising homelessness in the city with few available resources, drove people to the overburdened shelter and nearby soup kitchen. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2021 But the offer comes as the shelter and soup kitchen in a former church across from Barnard Park examines the need for additional and more modern space. Rebecca Lurye,, 1 June 2021 People visiting the soup kitchen aren't able to sit in front of laptops or phones all day. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2021 Highlighting small acts — volunteering at a soup kitchen, starting a recycling program, getting more involved in their communities — can be a way around that., 18 May 2021 Those catered to the needy and included a hostel for African American men at Seventh and P streets NW that housed a soup kitchen, a playground and a salvage operation that repaired furniture, shoes and clothes. Washington Post, 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of soup kitchen

1831, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Soup kitchen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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