Definition of soup kitchen in English:

soup kitchen

noun

  • A place where free food is served to those who are homeless or destitute.

    • ‘A new tenant will take over the house in July, which means the food bank and the soup kitchen have just two weeks to find a new location.’
    • ‘At present we are involved in a food bank, a soup kitchen and twice a month we do a street run.’
    • ‘Perhaps you will spend your Christmas vacation working in Central America or serving hot meals in a soup kitchen.’
    • ‘It set up a soup kitchen in the sports hall that did well during cold weather.’
    • ‘They believe that somehow, by mentoring, by serving in a soup kitchen, they can make a greater difference than by participating in the political process.’
    • ‘Nothing fosters teamwork like serving sandwiches side by side at a soup kitchen.’
    • ‘Visit old folks in a nursing home, tutor elementary-school kids after school, or serve up meals at a soup kitchen.’
    • ‘Work at a community food bank or soup kitchen as a family.’
    • ‘Charity workers are facing a race against time to raise £150,000 to start a soup kitchen for homeless people.’
    • ‘The sisters are also involved in running a soup kitchen which helps to feed 150 families, which amounts to 700 people, three days a week.’
    • ‘Is it not cultural engagement to volunteer in a soup kitchen, to cast an informed vote, to reclaim city blocks overtaken by prostitutes and drug-dealers?’
    • ‘When he's not touring he volunteers with Jean-Marc at a soup kitchen for the city's homeless, and at a charity for the terminally ill.’
    • ‘I can choose to serve in a soup kitchen or donate to a charity.’
    • ‘A Darwen charity worker is one step closer to setting up a soup kitchen for the borough's homeless population.’
    • ‘He ran a shelter for homeless families and the largest soup kitchen in Washington for years.’
    • ‘He also worked closely with Catholic charities in the seaside resort and regularly manned a soup kitchen.’
    • ‘After closing hours, the mall supported a soup kitchen and sleeping area.’
    • ‘My mother suggested we all go work in a soup kitchen for the homeless.’
    • ‘A few repeated contacts in a soup kitchen, a marketplace or a hospital ward can suffice to create a sense of familiarity.’
    • ‘Engage your children in service: take them to the soup kitchen to serve dinner with you.’

Pronunciation:

soup kitchen

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