More than one year into the pandemic and millions of people are facing hunger – many for the first time. Due to COVID food banks and food pantries cannot rely on previous opportunities to receive donations and raise funds. Often they are giving out more than they are taking in.
Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent continue to plague people in Oregon. 1 in 5 neighbors face food insecurity.
If you are able, consider donating something to one of the Portland area food banks to help those suffering from food insecurity in our community.
For all food donations, call (503) 841-9418 prior to dropping off so that you have instructions and times/dates for the drop-off.
Here is a list of what their current needs are:
Priority Needs: Tuna and Peanut Butter
- Canned and dried beans
- Soups and sauces: all types, including tomato (whole, diced & paste)
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Lunch box items for kids
- Cereals & grains: oats, rice etc
- Canned meats and meals: tuna, stew, chili
- All pastas and macaroni & cheese
- Baking goods: flour sugar (white & brown) honey, cooking oil
- Baby formula
- Sugar-free and gluten-free products
- Pet food
Paper & Hygiene Products
- Toilet paper, napkins, tissue paper
- Plastic garbage bags
- Plastic sanitary gloves
- Soap, shampoos, conditioners
- Women’s sanitary needs
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry detergent
Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
The Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder map shows food pantries, locations and contact information across Oregon. Contact the individual location regarding its donations policy.
Sunshine Division’s food pantries have temporarily moved to provide emergency food boxes, available for pick-up or delivery. There are two locations in Portland, on N Thompson St and SE Start St. Sunshine Division may only accept “unbroken cased packaged items” with a confirmed appointment only.
To make an appointment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org