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See What’s Cookin’ at the Newly Remodeled Eugene Service Station

Categories: Events, Food, Homeless Aid
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, October 28 2013
Construction at the newly remodeled Eugene Service Station

If the front of the Eugene Service Station has more closely resembled a construction site than a day center for homeless men and women for the past couple months, there's a reason.

The center received a complete overhaul thanks to the City of Eugene and generous donors including the Doyle and Donna Shepherd Foundation, FOOD for Lane County, and the Oregon Community Foundation.

Everyone is invited to join us for the grand re-opening on Wedneday, October 30 at 11:00am. A soup and salad lunch will be served after brief remarks from Mayor Kitty Piercy and others. Download a copy of the invitation here>

The Eugene Service Station has seen a significant increase in the number of homeless adults needing services. St. Vincent de Paul originally planned on seeing 50 people per day. The reality is that we see more than 200. To better address the increasing numbers of people in need, St. Vincent de Paul increased the seating area by 75% and added a commercial kitchen. The kitchen will allow us to more efficiently prepare the 115,000 meals served annually and increase the amount of food we can utilize from FOOD for Lane County. In addition, a commercial dishwasher will keep over 5 tons of food-contaminated paper and plastic waste from the landfill each year by allowing us to sanitize reusable cups, plates and utensils.

We hope you can join us October 30.