SW HOPE Community Food Drive

Since 2007, Neighborhood House has held the SW HOPE community food drive to combat the sharp decline in food donations that occurs after the new year begins. We partner with local faith communities, businesses, and schools to keep the spirit of generosity flowing in order to fully stock the shelves of the Neighborhood House Food Pantry.

Community Food Drive February 28 – April 10 2022

Thank you to our sponsors!

Annastasia Salon • ComeUnity PDX • JP General • Junk King • Providence Health & Services • UpWest

What is the Food Pantry?

Neighborhood House operates the largest food pantry on Portland’s west side, providing free, culturally specific food to more than 1,400 individuals every month. The Food Pantry offers in-person “shopping” and delivery to ensure that everyone who needs food receives it.

What is our goal?

This year, we hope to collect $70,000 (or the 280,000 lbs equivalent) to serve the ever-increasing number of families who come to Neighborhood House looking for assistance with their basic food needs. This amount of food can sustain our neighbors for three months, allowing them to focus on paying rent, buying medicine, and other necessities. As people face the repercussions of economic crisis due to COVID, the number of food insecure households in Oregon has grown to nearly 1 in 4.


Dine out to Donate Nights

Tuesday, March 1 – Yalla
Monday, March 7 – Mediterranean Exploration Company
Monday, March 14 – Lil’ Shalom
Wednesday, March 23 – Salvador Molly’s
Monday, March 28 – Shalom Y’all

10% of all proceeds at these restaurants on these dates goes towards SW HOPE!

Live Music at First Friday

Friday, March 4 – 4:30-6:30pm outside Neighborhood House (7780 SW Capitol Hwy)
Join us and participate in the kickoff week of SW HOPE. Live music provided by Any Dog’s Day, Food Pantry Manager Jim Cooper’s band! Bring a food or cash/online donation and be entered to win an awesome raffle prize including: a 500-piece puzzle and a $10 gift certificate from Peachtree Gifts; tea from Aesthete Tea; a $25 gift certificate to Annie Bloom’s Bookstore; and a $50 gift certificate to Baker & Spice!

Empty Bowls

Friday, April 1 – 5-7pm outside Neighborhood House (7780 SW Capitol Hwy)
Support SW HOPE and purchase a beautiful, hand-crafted bowl and delicious donated soup from local businesses. This event is a community favorite and “empty bowls” are to signify the number of food-insecure neighbors in our community. Soup and bowl purchases can be made online. First come, first served! Register Now!

SW Hills Kiwanis Club Food & Cash Drive

Saturday, April 2 – 10am-2pm outside the Neighborhood House Food Pantry (3445 SW Moss St.)
Drive through and drop off your cash and food donations for SW HOPE!


Saturday, April 9 – Oregon Episcopal School (+remote/virtual option)

Kids’ Run – 10am | Adult Run – 10:30am

Register here!

We invite you to run with us in the 6th annual SW HOPE Feed the Hungry 5K. Over 200 people join together to run, raise funds and fight food insecurity in our community. Join us in person or run on your time the week prior.

MATCHING OPPORTUNITY: If 200 people sign up for the SW HOPE 5K, we receive a $2,500 match! If 250 people sign up, we unlock an ADDITIONAL $2,500. That’s $5,000 if we can get 250 people to sign up! 

How can I help?

You can donate cash or food to help us reach our goal. Cash is the most effective way to support our work as every $1 you give equals four pounds of healthy and nutritional food for the Food Pantry, thanks to our partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. If you want to support hungry community members during these trying times, please consider giving online or via check.
You can give by making your check out to:
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
memo: SW Hope

Or give online by clicking the button below. 

Want to make an event bigger impact? Donors who give their first cash donation of $25+ will have their gift matched thanks to Capital M Lending!

Please help those in need.

In addition, food donations are gratefully accepted at any of our SW HOPE faith or community partners, or you can bring items to our Food Pantry at 3445 SW Moss Street in Multnomah Village. Click here for a list of most-needed items!

SW HOPE Food Donation Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-noon
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Don’t forget to mention that your donation is for SW HOPE!


Faith Communities

Hillsdale Community UCC
Kol Shalom Community for Humanistic Judaism
Missio Church
Mt. Carmel Lutheran
Multnomah Presbyterian Church
Muslim Educational Trust
Riversgate Church
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
St. Luke Lutheran
Vermont Hills UMC
West Hills Covenant


Aesthete Tea
Annie Blooms
Baker & Spice
Down to Earth Cafe
Lil’ Shalom
Mediterranean Exploration Company
New Seasons
Northwest Wools
Otto & Anita’s
Peachtree Gifts
Salvador Molly’s
Shalom Y’all
Thinker Toys
Trader Joe’s
SW Parent Child Collective*
Windermere Realty*

*Food collection only

Schools & Community Groups

Capitol Hill Elementary
Ida B. Wells High School
Lewis & Clark College
Maplewood Elementary
Markham Elementary
Multnomah Arts Center
Oregon Episcopal School
SW Hills Kiwanis Club

Keep In Touch - Please Join Our Mailing List

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Neighborhood House, 7780 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, Oregon 97219, 503-246-1663 You can revoke consent to receive emails at any time by using the Unsubscribe found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by MyEmma.