Definition of Food bank

1. Noun. A place where food is contributed and made available to those in need. "They set up a food bank for the flood victims"

Generic synonyms: Bank

Definition of Food bank

1. Noun. a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes mostly donated food to a wide variety of agencies that in turn feed the hungry. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Food Bank

food-borne botulism
food-borne disease
food-drug interactions
food-processing industry
food additive
food additives
food allergy
food and beverages
food and drug administration
food asthma
food babies
food baby
food ball
food bank (current term)
food banks
food cache
food chain
food color
food coloring
food colour
food colouring
food colouring agents
food colourings
food coma
food comas
food company
food contamination
food court

Literary usage of Food bank

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Nutrition Programs: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture (1998)
"The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Soup Kitchen /food bank Program, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program Consolidating program management under ..."

2. Citizen's Guide to Food Recovery by Cheryl MacIas (1997)
"St. Mary's food bank In the United States, organized food recovery initiatives ... Thus the term "food bank" came to describe facilities that made food ..."

3. Welfare Reform: State and Local Responses to Restricting Food Stamp Benefits edited by Robert E. Robertson (1997)
"Connecticut food bank food bank (local affiliate of the Second Harvest) Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut Provides donated foo 450 private, ..."

4. Food Insecurity And Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure by Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Janet Lippe Norwood (2006)
"In the last 12 months, did (you/you or other adults in your household) ever get emergency food from a church, a food pantry, or food bank? ..."

5. The Psychological Process of Adjusting to Natural Disasters by Lewis Aptekar (1993)
"The Second Harvest food bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties was a major part of the established emergency relief effort and had received many ..."

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