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Food Banks In Portland Oregon

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The Food Pantry Is Moving And We Want To Hear From You

Salvation Army reopens food pantries in Portland metro area

In 2023, the Food Pantry will move into a larger, more accessible space on Barbur Blvd, less than one mile from its current site in Multnomah Village. We want to create a space that best suits your needs.

Join us at a listening session with program and organization leadership:

Tuesday, June 7 at 4-5pmIn-person at the pantry garden Or via Zoom

Up Financial Programs And Resources

  • Office of Financial Aid: Students may request a special circumstance appeal if their family has experienced a loss of income.
  • More information can be found at .
  • We recommend that students discuss their financial aid options with a financial aid counselor. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing our office at .
  • Presidential Hope Emergency Fund: UP offers emergency assistance to students who have experienced a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses that cause financial hardship.
  • The goal is to cover expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their education.
  • Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational purposes.
  • Typical awards range from $100-$1,000. Students can complete the Presidential Hope Emergency Fund.
  • Intersectional Hope and Healing Fund: The Intersectional Hope and Healing Fund is a student-led emergency relief fund that was created by a group of UP students in response to the increased financial need of many students due to COVID-19. The fund has expanded to give aid to students who need emergency relief for food insecurity and rent assistance.
  • If you are a UP student who is experiencing any kind of unexpected financial hardship, please apply using the Student Request Form here.
  • Student Employment: opportunities are listed at
  • Our Regional Partner Network Offers Free Food For All

    Oregon Food Bank partners with communities and organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Together, we work to distribute food equitably at more than 1,400 sites where anyone can access free, nutritious food. Food, funds and resources come from individuals, organizations and food-industry partners, with support from Feeding America and USDA.

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    The Oregon Food Bank Shares How It Uses Portlands Transportation System To Move Millions Of Pounds Of Food Every Day To Feed Oregonians In Crisis

    Hunger is a major problem in Oregon, with one in five people in our state accessing food assistance from the Oregon Food Bank in a typical year. The Covid-19 pandemic has made the issue dramatically worse and more Oregonians are facing food insecurity than ever. In 2020, the Oregon Food Bank helped provide food to 1.7 million people, twice its yearly average.

    The problem persists, as one-million people sought assistance from the Oregon Food Bank last year, well above pre-pandemic levels. In a new video for the 2040 Portland Freight Plan by the Portland Bureau of Transportation , the Oregon Food Bank shares how their freight distribution system helps those in need and their hopes for a more sustainable transportation system in the future.

    Providing an essential safety net to Oregonians is part of the Oregon Food Banks mission of eliminating hunger and addressing its root causes. Every day, Oregon Food Bank delivery drivers venture out onto Portlands streets and use our transportation network to provide millions of pounds of food to families in need.

    To watch more project videos, learn more, or sign up for project updates, visit

    Produce For People Program

    Oregons Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down ...

    Portland Parks & Recreations Produce for People program, which sprouted in 1995 to combat Portlands high poverty rate, is a grassroots effort in which community gardeners turn their ability to produce food into an opportunity to fulfill the needs of the hungry. In concert with hunger relief agencies, the program seeks to provide Portlands emergency food shelters with fresh, nutritious, organic, locally grown food.

    Produce for People, supported by amazing gardeners at 31 community garden sites, donated over 26,000 pounds of produce to more than 24 different food pantries in the 2018 garden season!

    Join an existing PFP program at your garden!Not only is PFP is great way to give back, it’s also a great way to fulfill community service hours!

    • Contact the community gardens at 503-823-1612 to inquire if there is a PFP program at your garden site
    • Contact your PFP coordinator
    • Join the PFP team at your garden site
    • Acquire plants and seeds to use for PFP
    • Plant an extra row for PFP in your garden plot
    • Donate extra produce from your garden plot
    • Volunteer to deliver produce to local food agencies
    • See the PFP coordinator description for specific duties
    • Contact Mikael Brust at or 503-823-6745 if you are interested in becoming a PFP coordinator
    • See the Produce for People FAQ to learn more about how to start your own Produce for People program.
    PFP Partner Agencies

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    Meal Resources For Families

    This is a long post showing meal resources in Multnomah County . We start with school districts and then move to community organizations we know of that are helping the community. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Para ver esta información en español, haga clic en Recursos de alimentos para familias. To see this information in Spanish, click Recursos de alimentos para familias.

    Order Food Pantry Delivery Here

    We will continue limited deliveries in the nearby SW area. To order a food box to be delivered please use the online order form or, please give us a call 246-1663 x5119. Delivery takes place during normal Pantry hours and is free to clients.

    *Please note clients need to fill out a new order form for every delivery, up to twice per month.*Tenga en cuenta que los clientes deben completar un nuevo formulario de pedido para cada entrega, hasta dos veces al mes.*-

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    Agencies Community Organizations And Restaurants

    Information may change so please check their websites if a link is provided.

    C3 Pantry : 6120 NE 57th Ave., Portland. Tuesdays, doors open at 11:30am, shopping is 12-1pm.

    Crossroads Food Bank : 2505 NE 102nd Ave., Portland. Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon.

    Faithful Savior Lutheran Church : 11100 NE Skidmore St., Portland. Food pantry Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    • Dawson Park, 1 N Stanton St. Every 1st Tuesday from 10am to noon
    • Victory Outreach, 16022 SE Stark St. Every 3rd Tuesday from 10am to noon
    • East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave. Every 2nd Wednesday from 9am to 11am

    Who Can Go

    Supply chain issues impacting some Oregon Food Banks

    Access to SUN Community School food pantries is mostly reserved for families of students or students who attend the school where the school pantry is located.

    Heres a map that shows the SUN School food pantries :SUN School Food Resources Map 2019-2020

    For updated information about who can access a SUN School food pantry, and up-to-date food distribution time and day, please call the individual school pantry at the numbers listed on the interactive map.

    Free Food Markets are at 6 SUN Community School sites and are open to the entire community. Please use the map to find distribution days and times at Sitton Elementary, Davis Elementary, Highland Elementary, Powell Butte Elementary, Bridger K-8, and Reynolds High.

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