Christian mission organizations in this part of the Northwest will again provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to many thousands of needy.
Many of the organizations invite monetary or food donations to cover the cost. For more information, contact the ministries at phone numbers listed.
The following organizations will serve meals on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23:
•Portland’s Union Gospel Mission, 15 N.W. Third, 503-274-4483; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving about 1,000 people.
•Salem’s Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial St. N.E., 503-362-3983; noon., serving 200 to 250 people.
•The Eugene Mission, 1542 W. First St., 541-344-3251, midday meals from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for women, children and couples; and 3:30 to 5 p.m. for men, serving about 600 people.
•Salvation Army, Longview, Wash., 1639 10th Ave., 360-423-3990; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving from 100 to 150 people.
•Astoria Rescue Mission, 62 W. Bond, 503-325-6243; 3 p.m., serving about 75 people.
•Roseburg Rescue Mission, 752 S.E. Pine, 541-673-3004; 1 p.m., serving 150 to 200 people.
•The Salvation Army and also the Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission, both in McMinnville. 503-472-1009 (S. Army) or 503-472-9766 (mission). These two agencies have teamed up in recent years to offer the Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St.,serving from 300 to 400 people.
Three missions — two in Portland and the other in Central Oregon — serve their official Thanksgiving dinners on other days. They are:
•Portland’s Cityteam International, 526 S.E. Grand Ave., 503-231-9334; 4 p.m, Tuesday, Nov. 21, serving at least 200 people.
•The Shepherd’s House, Bend, 1854 N.E. Division St., 541-388-2096, noon Wednesday, Nov. 22, serving about 150 people.
•Portland Rescue Mission, 111 W. Burnside St., Portland. 503-647-7466, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, serving from 450 to 500 people.