a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to people experiencing food insecurity.
Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.
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How to use soup kitchen in a sentence
Instead of donating to soup kitchens or charities that save kids from malaria today, you may donate to researchers who are figuring out how to ensure that tomorrow’s AI will be aligned with human values.
Whereas soup kitchens and food banks also often involve a time commitment, “we believe that bringing food to people and meeting them where they are at is a way to give them their time back,” said the spokesperson.Mutual Aid May Be Last Year’s Most Enduring Legacy | Luz Cruz | May 27, 2021 | Eater
In its earlier days, Feed the City took the form of a traditional soup kitchen, where volunteers served hot meals.
If each person donated one carrot, one potato, one parsnip, one turnip, and one tomato once a month, there would be more than enough vegetables to give to, say, a soup kitchen.How a British Retiree Became the Twitter King of ‘Big Veg’ Gardening | Jenny G. Zhang | April 12, 2021 | Eater
Volunteers, many elderly, were too afraid to work in the soup kitchens they usually ran.Deaths Among America's Homeless Are Soaring in the Pandemic. A Photographer Captures A Community In Crisis | Paul Moakley | April 3, 2021 | Time
Bach in the Subways is a soup kitchen for a world starving for classical music.
While the soup kitchen was in all accounts a success, there was a major catch.
Michael Daly talks to the soup kitchen's crowd about why the name Francis means so much to them.
Examples can include working at a 7-Eleven, doing filing work at a non-profit, and volunteering at a soup kitchen.
They would meet every day at Rikers, the local soup kitchen, and lunch on the 25-cent chicken pot pie.
He helped to cut down trees and saw them into logs, to cook the food at the soup kitchen.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
You will like to know that I have a soup-kitchen at the station here, and I am up to my neck in soup.
I don't quite know who would take my place at the soup-kitchen if I were to leave.
On Monday, the 25th, I went back to work at Adinkerke station, to which place our soup-kitchen has been moved.
She spoke of the heroism of the troops, and stated that since September last she had been running a soup-kitchen for the wounded.
British Dictionary definitions for soup kitchen
a place or mobile stall where food and drink, esp soup, is served to destitute people
military a mobile kitchen
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