Food Security

Free Food Market and Delivery Service

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood House has been providing nutritious, free food to our SW Portland neighbors. Currently located in the heart of Multnomah Village, the Free Food Market serves over 850 households per month and has distributed nearly a million pounds of food in the last year to more than 16,000 people.

How to Qualify

To access our food market, shoppers’ income must fall below 300% of the poverty level. For a family of four, that is a total household income of $72,750. We do not require verification of income, but shoppers must attest to their income in the application materials.

First time shoppers will be asked to fill out a simple application to join the Link2Feed network. All shoppers may visit the Free Food Market twice a month and choose enough food to last up to two weeks.

Food boxes include a mix of perishable and non-perishable items. Additionally, we often have extra donated baked goods, which may be accessed at any time during our regular business hours (please bring your own shopping bags).

Ordering Food Box Delivery

We offer limited deliveries in the nearby SW area. To order a food box to be delivered please see the links below to fill out an order form. Please be specific regarding dietary considerations.

Delivery takes place during normal Market hours and is free to online shoppers.

*Please note – Shoppers 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.
*请注意户需要为每次交货填写新的订单表格,每月最多填写两次
*Обратите внимание – клиентам необходимо заполнять новую форму заказа для каждой доставки, до двух раз в месяц.

Once you send the order, one of our staff will reach out to set up a delivery window. Due to the current high need, deliveries may be scheduled up to three weeks out.

Map of Food Box Delivery Service Boundaries

Free Food Market Location and Client Hours

3445 SW Moss St, Portland, OR 97219

(971) 447 6292

Monday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Closed 12-1 pm)

Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Closed 12-1 pm)

Thursday: 2:00-6:00 pm

Please check in no later than 15 minutes before closing.

NOTE: These are the hours for program users to shop for food.

For donation hours, please scroll down.

How You Can Help

Donate

The Free Food Market operates primarily on community support. Your donations make a difference in your neighbors’ lives every day. To help us provide neighbors with food – the most basic of human needs – please click HERE.

Direct food donations are also important. Community members also provide much of the food we distribute. Whether it’s extra cans from your pantry or extra produce from your garden, everything helps.

Please consider donating from our Amazon shopping list. Or, add an extra bulk item from your next Costco or Sam’s Club shopping trip. Donations of flats or cases save time and are greatly appreciated!

Free Food Market donation hours*
Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-noon
Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Grow a Garden – Yours or Ours

The Neighborhood House Production Garden is located right next to the Free Food Market in Multnomah Village. Each year, volunteers grow around 1,500 pounds of fresh, nutritious vegetables that are harvested and then distributed from the Market to neighbors who need food. This is an entirely volunteer-run program.

The Scattered Garden program encourages home gardeners to “eat what you can and give us the rest.” For example, if your tomato or zucchini plants are extra-prolific, bring the extra to the Free Food Market to share with families in need.

Volunteer

More than 400 volunteers keep the Free Food Market humming week after week. Volunteers stock shelves, assist shoppers, load food boxes for delivery, work in the garden, pick up donations, and many other tasks.

Groups such as corporate teams, scouts and other civic-minded organizations are always welome as volunteers! Email us if you’re interested in a group volunteer project.

If you’re looking for a place to volunteer, you won’t find a better, more dedicated group of folks.

If you’re interested in joining the Free Food Market Volunteer Team, click HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We employ a random numbering system at opening time to ensure fairness. The first person in line is not necessarily the first person in the door when we open.

  • Shoppers may visit the market two times a month.

  • Caregivers are welcome to shop for or with their charges.

  • The Free Food Market follows Portland Public School protocol for inclement weather. If schools are closed, we will be as well.

  • You do not have to be on any financial assistance to access the Free Food Market.

  • We encourage shoppers to bring your own bags, but we do have a limited stock of bags and boxes.

  • Food selections can fluctuate and depend on availability.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

For the full statement or to file a complaint, please click HERE.

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