BEND, Ore. -

–The Bethlehem Inn announced today the cancellation of the Annual Safeway Food Drive scheduled for November 22-24 at the east and west side Safeway locations. The cancellation is due to a Safeway scheduling conflict.

The Bethlehem Inn continues to rely on the community’s generosity through food and gift card donations for the Emergency Meal Program.

Last year the Inn served over 66,000 meals and 1,500 food boxes to the community’s adults and children experiencing homelessness. Donations of lunch meat, sliced cheese, chicken and hamburger are among the foods needed (please visit bethleheminn.org for more information). Donations are gladly accepted every day at the Bethlehem Inn located at 3705 N. Hwy. 97 in Bend.

The Bethlehem Inn transforms lives with shelter, help and hope by providing a warm bed, hot shower, 3 meals each day and support services for adults and families experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon. Each year the Inn provides shelter and support to over 1,100 individuals and serves 66,000 meals. To make a donation and learn more about how you can be a part of Central Oregon’s solution to end homelessness, please call 541.322.8768 or visit www.bethleheminn.org. Donations may also be mailed to Bethlehem Inn, P.O. Box 8540, Bend, OR 97708.