Donating a Large-Scale Meal to a Homeless Shelter

Or other facility serving 100 to several hundred — tips for what works & what doesn’t

Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.
5 min readMay 10, 2024

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volunteers in a Washington, DC soup kitchen
Keith Ellison from Minneapolis, USA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve lived in a homeless shelter for the past three months. Our nightly check-in includes dinner and breakfast. We have a complete kitchen and staff who prepare those meals. The food is not bad at all.

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Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.

I write about writing, ideas, creativity, homelessness, intuition, spirituality, life lessons. Ex-college teacher Twitter: @paulryburn