Posted by ESC on March 22, 2005

In Reply to: Food Pounding posted by ESC on March 22, 2005

: : What is the origin of this phrase. "food pounding" usually describes when a pastor is given food from the congregation.

: In the movie "Cross Creek," about writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, one of the characters had a "pound party." Each guest had to bring a pound of food. Maybe there's a connection.

I found it under "pounding." It's like a gift "shower" or party. Also called "pound party." Eastern Alabama, western Georgia. 1909. "The custom of sending to the minister's home groceries, preserves, etc., each participant being suppose to give a pound."