In December 2012, The Portland Food Project, an ALL VOLUNTR organization, welcomed two Northeast food pantries into our program: “NE Emergency Food Program” and “Cas ATrinidad Food House”. These pantries are providing an additional 80 pounds of non perishable food an additional volunteer to help with this much needed program in our community. There are several options you can contribute:
Step 1) Call 503-775-2110 or visit www.portlandfoodproject.org and click for your Green Bag
Step 2) Add 1 or 2 extra non-perishable food items to your cart each time you go shopping.
Step 3) Store the extra items in the green Food Project bag you will receive.
Step 4) Every 8 weeks, a volunteer Neighborhood Coordinator picks up your Green Bag and takes it to a local pantry. When your bag is picked up, you get a replacement bag with the next pick-up date!
2014 Pickup Dates:
- Saturday, April 12th
- Saturday, June 14th
- Saturday, August 9th
- Saturday, October 11th
- Saturday, December 13th
It’s that simple! It is not a Food Drive, but a DONOR DRIVE with neighbors feeling a sense of pride as well as a sense of community!
Want to help out even more? If you can spare 2 hours every 2 months, you could be a Neighborhood Coordinator! Tasks include signing up neighbors, friends, church members and/or work colleagues, giving them a Green Bag, picking up bags of food from their porches, and taking the food to local pantries! Voila! One Green Bag at a time, the local pantry shelves are again restocked! In December alone, our 500-plus volunteers helped provide almost 9,000 lbs to our 8 pantry partners. So whether you choose to be a Food Donor, a Neighborhood Coordinator, or a driver on pick-up days—We Need Your Help!
So get your Green Bag by going to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 503-775-2110 Help brighten mealtime for our neighbors, especially seniors and children, struggling with food security.