soup kitchen

a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to the needy.
Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.

1850–55 Unabridged
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soup kitchen
1.  a place or mobile stall where food and drink, esp soup, is served to destitute people
2.  military a mobile kitchen

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Example sentences
If you have any extra food items or canned goods, take them to a soup kitchen.
She eats take-out food, eats at a soup kitchen, or sometimes borrows a hot
  plate from neighbors.
Every soup kitchen and food bank in the country is having trouble keeping up
  with the swelling ranks of the hungry.
Maybe they'd volunteer at a soup kitchen rather than haul pretzels out of their
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