Food Assistance

Our Emergency Food Box Program is operated without public funding, so community support is vital! 
If you would like to make a monetary donation, click here.  If you are a food-related business that would like to make an in-kind donation, click here.

Emergency Food Boxes

A family or household may receive two emergency food boxes per month. The food box will contain food for breakfast, lunch and dinner (as available). The food box is intended to supply your family with enough food for 3-5 days and is available twice monthly. Located behind our main offices at, 3445 SW Moss St, Portland, OR 97219


Food Box Hours:
M: 10-12pm & 1:30-5pm
W: 10-12pm and 1:30-5pm
Th: 2-8pm
F:  10-12pm

Please check in no later than 15 minutes before closing in order to receive a food box.

Eligibility Guidelines

You are eligible to receive food assistance from Neighborhood House if you are currently participating in the Food Stamp Program, TANF, SSI, LIEAP, or State General Assistance, or if your income is equal to or below:

Household Size Monthly Income Household Size Monthly Income
1 $1670 5 $3976
2 $2246 6 $4553
3 $2823 7 $5129
4 $3399 8 $5706

Food boxes contain mostly non-perishable items. Often we have donated baked goods, produce and other perishable items available in the lobby, which may be accessed at any time during our regular business hours. Please bring your own shopping bags.

Our Emergency Food Box Program is the largest food pantry program on Portland’s west side, serving an average of 600 families each month. The program relies completely on community support. Donations of food or funds are always needed. Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity provider.
(Please note that you will need to present proof of address -- Driver's license, or piece of mail with name matching photo ID, is accepted)
We serve people living in Southwest and North, in the following zip codes:
97005     97201     97034
97203     97221     97035
97210     97223
97204     97217
97205     97219
97209     97239

For additional questions or concerns: 
Contact Neal Nyssen, Food Box Coordinator or 503-246-1663 x 5118