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 Sign up to volunteer in a soup kitchen, food pantry, or the local charitable organization of your family's choosing. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 According to Edin, their researchers had to spend months volunteering at soup kitchens or historical societies and going to community events before people would open up to them. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 For-profit entities, such as local small businesses, can also create fundraising campaigns through a Crayola Flowers storefront to benefit community efforts such as soup kitchens and disaster relief. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 New tent cities have sprung up across Anchorage this summer: on a slope facing the city’s historic railroad depot, on a busy road near the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and near soup kitchens and shelters downtown. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2023 Many of the Venezuelan migrants congregate outside a thatch-roof soup kitchen opened just a few months ago by an aid group. Julie Turkewitz Federico Rios, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Attendees at this event– which hail from 50 different countries– have founded billion dollar companies, gotten patents, opened soup kitchens, worked to get more women elected, and so much more. Philip Smith, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Of those funds, $1.75 million was given to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a nonprofit distributor that acquires, stores and delivers food to local pantries and soup kitchens throughout the region, to provide fresh produce to local food pantry partners in DuPage. George Wiebe, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 It’s whisked out each day by 13,000 trucks headed to tens of thousands of bodegas, supermarkets, restaurants, schools, food banks, and soup kitchens. Geoff Dembicki, The New Republic, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soup kitchen was in 1831

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“Soup kitchen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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