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soup kitchen

noun
1.
a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to the needy.
2.
Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for soup kitchen
  • 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 own.
  • Volunteers are needed to help clean and revitalize the soup kitchen's facilities.
  • The volunteers soon found that dealing with hunger was only one of the problems facing the soup kitchen guests.
  • As another example, technical training for food service workers or managers or food bank or soup kitchen personnel is unallowable.
British Dictionary definitions for soup kitchen

soup kitchen

noun
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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