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Posted by ESC on November 13, 2000

In Reply to: FOOD POUNDING posted by Q on November 13, 2000

: : Does anyone know the origin of the food pounding and how it got the name?

: : A food pounding is when a bunch of people get together, especially say a church, and supply a needy family with a large amount of food and supplies.

: : Anyone know the answer to this?

: : Thanks

: Sounds like a local colloquial.

In the movie "Cross Creek," based on the life of writer Margery Something Rawlings ("The Yearling"), there was a reference to a "pound party." The guests each brought a pound of some food item.