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Today, I attended a celebration of Operation Sack Lunch (OSL) and their work in the community, providing 1,200 hot meals each day to shelters, transitional housing programs, youth day programs, community kitchens, Nickelsville, Real Change vendors, Seattle Municipal Court, and the City of Seattle sanctioned Outdoor Meal Site at 6th and Columbia. The current Outdoor Meal Site was created in partnership with the City of Seattle government in 2006, to provide a safe, clean, and dignified place to serve meals to those in our community who are unable, for whatever reason, to access nutritional support in any other way.
At today’s event I received an award for my long time support of OSL. That was nice, but OSL really should be the ones getting an award from the City for providing 3.2 million nutritionally dense meals since 1989; 3 meals a day, seven days each week! If you want to volunteer, it’s a great community service opportunity for more than 3,800 volunteers a year. See here for more about OSL and how to volunteer.