Beginning Friday, January 2, 2015, our hours for serving walk-in clients with food, rent and utility assistance will change.  To better provide assistance to visiting clients, we will reduce our Emergency Services hours to 9AM until 12 Noon and 1PM until 2PM, Monday through Friday.  Also, we will serve up to 20 walk-in clients per day.
The telephone answering hours in our Emergency Services Office will remain the same, 9AM until 4PM.
The telephone answering hours for Administrative Staff will remain the same, 9AM until 4PM.
The shopping hours in our Food Bank for Conferences and partner agencies will remain the same, 8AM until 3PM.

The following awards have been received to build a new mobile kitchen:
Meyer Memorial Trust: $125,000
Wal-Mart Trust: $ 35,000
Clackamas County Small Grants:     $ 10,000

Mobile Kitchen

A heartfelt thank you goes to these amazing donors from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for their support to build a new mobile kitchen and continue to serve the hungry in our rural communities. Our goal is to raise $250,000 and complete this project by Fall of 2015.

The Mobile Kitchen is a school bus that has been converted into a fully operational kitchen along with café style seating for 18 inside. Launched in 2008, our Mobile Kitchen reaches out to communities that lack free meal access and serves a free hot meal to anyone who comes aboard; on average serving 150 meals a day. In addition to regular site visits, the Mobile Kitchen also partners with other non-profits and professional groups to provide meals during events aimed at providing free medical, dental, and other resources to low and no income individuals in Portland, OR. This past year, 18,005 meals were served on the Mobile Kitchen. Continue reading »