Here is an update on the Seattle Human Services Department’s (HSD’s) proposal to move the Outdoor Meal Program (located under I-5 at 6th Ave. and Columbia St.) indoors to better connect participants with services they may need. On Jan. 19th, HSD met with Beverly Graham, director of OPERATION: Sack Lunch (OSL), and we agreed to jointly convene a task force to develop a relocation plan over the next six months.
The task force will include service providers as well as representatives from Pioneer Square businesses, Belltown businesses, and the Downtown Seattle Association. The task force will work collaboratively to: 1. Develop a plan to move the Outdoor Meal Program to the centralized kitchen model with indoor and outdoor meal components. 2. Create collaborative strategies to fill gaps in services in Southeast Seattle and Lake City. 3. Support outreach to organizations serving food at City Hall and Occidental Park.
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