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You may already have a panel lined up, but I could recommend possible insights from Pastor (Rev. Dr.) David Wheeler at the First Baptist Church downtown. FBC operates a privately-funded (by the congregation and an old endowment from Senator Hatfield) "drop-in" meal program that serves >300 full hot meals twice weekly (>30000/year). Some of the participants are truly homeless, others come occasionally as need dictates; nobody is turned away, and there are no religious requirements or proselytization. It's a great program, and a good example of a needed service to the community.
FBC downtown is on SW Taylor between 11th and 12th, and the church office is at 503-228-7465. Disclaimer: so an not to sound like a total shill, I am a member of this congregation. :-)
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