SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry

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 more than 40 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.

SW HOPE
Community Food Drive March 1-April 4, 2020

What is the Food Pantry?

Neighborhood House operates the largest food pantry on Portland’s west side, providing emergency food boxes to more than 1,400 individuals every month.

What is our goal?

This year, we hope to collect over 200,000 pounds of food 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 other necessities, such as finding employment or improving their job skills.

SW HOPE 2020 EVENT DATES

Interfaith Kickoff

2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 1
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Meet local faith leaders and Neighborhood House Executive Director Chris Chiacchierini for coffee, snacks, entertainment and conversation at this welcoming event.

Dine Out to Donate Nights

Sasquatch Brewing (Hillsdale)
4 p.m.-close Monday, March 2
15% of all proceeds go to SW Hope

Salvador Molly’s
4 p.m.-close Monday, March 16
20% of all proceeds go to SW Hope

McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House Friends & Family Night
5 p.m.-close Tuesday, March 24
50% of all proceeds go to SW Hope

“Priced Out” Film Screening

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Check out the Willamette Week’s article about Cornelius Swart’s award-winning documentary, “Priced Out,” and join us for a special screening at St. Andrew’s!

SW HOPE 5K Race + Family Pancake Breakfast

SW Hope 5K
10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4
Baseball Fields at Gabriel Park
The annual closing event of our month-long campaign, $30 gets you entry and a T-shirt. Register today and get up and moving in support of your neighbors.

Family Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4
Lucky Labrador Brewing (Multnomah Village)
Bring the whole family and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast put on by our local SW Hills Kiwanis Club!
$10 for adults, $7 for kids (16 & under), and $7/$5 for SW Hope 5K participants. 100% of proceeds support SW Hope!

How can I help?

You can donate food or money to help us reach our goal. While every donation helps, cash is the most effective way to support our work. 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.
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.

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: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

OUR PARTNERS IN HOPE

Faith Communities

Food and Cash Collection:

  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • West Hills Covenant Church
  • St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
  • Multnomah Presbyterian Church
  • Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
  • Hillsdale Community Church
  • Muslim Educational Trust
  • P’nai Or of Portland
  • Riversgate Church
  • Kol Shalom Community for Humanistic Judaism
  • Missio Portland
  • West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Vermont Hills Family Life Center
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • Oregon Episcopal School
  • Portland Community Church
  • Vermont Hills United Methodist Church
  • West Hills Friends Church
  • St. Clare Catholic Church
  • West Portland United Methodist Church

Businesses

Food Collection:

  • Albertsons (Shattuck)
  • American College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Hillsdale Library
  • Jackson Middle School (March 16th-20th only)
  • Key Bank (Multnomah Village)
  • Key Bank (Hillsdale)
  • Markham Elementary (April 6-15th, independent food drive benefitting Food Pantry)
  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center
  • Multnomah Arts Center
  • Root & Branch
  • Starbucks (Multnomah)
  • SW Community Center
  • SW Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Umpqua (Multnomah Village)
  • Washington Federal Bank (Raleigh Hills)

Cash only:

  • Annastasia Salon
  • Thinker Toys
  • Annie Bloom’s Books
  • Indigo Traders
  • Switch Shoes