food bank

food bank
`food ,bank noun count AMERICAN
a place where food collected from stores or individual people is given to poor people for free

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  • food bank — food′ bank n. cvb a nonprofit clearinghouse that receives unsalable food products donated by the food industry and channels them through various agencies to the needy • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • food bank — n AmE a place that gives food to poor people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Food bank — Volunteers pass out food items from a Feeding America food bank A food bank or foodbank is a non profit, charitable organization that distributes mostly donated food to a wide variety of agencies that in turn feed the hungry. The largest sources… …   Wikipedia

  • food bank — noun a place where food is contributed and made available to those in need they set up a food bank for the flood victims • Hypernyms: ↑bank * * * an agency, group, or center that collects food and distributes it to the needy. * * * food bank UK… …   Useful english dictionary

  • food bank — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms food bank : singular food bank plural food banks American a place where food collected from shops or individual people is given free to poor people …   English dictionary

  • Food Bank For New York City — is a non profit social services organization. Its aim is to organize food, information and support for needy citizens of New York City.HistoryThe Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983. It has a network of approximately 1,200 emergency… …   Wikipedia

  • food bank — an agency, group, or center that collects food and distributes it to the needy. * * * …   Universalium

  • food bank — noun (C) AmE a place that gives food to poor people …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • North Texas Food Bank — Founder(s) Liz Minyard, Kathryn Hall, Jo Curtis and Lorraine Griffin Kircher. Type Hunger Relief Founded 1982 Location …   Wikipedia

  • Capital Area Food Bank — The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest non profit food bank in the Washington, D.C. area and a member of America s Second Harvest. In addition to serving the area with food, it also provides nutritional education to the local community. As a… …   Wikipedia

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