The Bethlehem Inn received a $75,000 donation from The Bend Foundation to help expand its homeless shelter — the largest gift from a local organization so far, according to a news release from the organization.

The Bethlehem Inn is in the midst of raising money to double the number of family units from five to 10 and build a commercial kitchen. So far, the shelter has received other grants as part of a capital campaign, including a $500,000 grant from the Central Oregon Health Council, according to the Bethlehem Inn.

The Bethlehem Inn shelters about 75 to 90 people nightly and serves about 70,000 meals each year, which are provided by volunteers.

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