food bank

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food bank (plural food banks)

  1. A charitable non-profit organization that distributes mostly donated food to a wide variety of agencies that in turn feed the hungry.
    • 2020 April 8, Nicholas Kulish, “‘Never Seen Anything Like It’: Cars Line Up for Miles at Food Banks”, in New York Times[1]:
      Food banks are large warehouses or distribution centers that supply local storefronts known as food pantries, but also hand food directly to some individuals. They are a relatively recent feature of American life.

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