SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry
Since 2007, the SW HOPE community food drive has aimed to combat the sharp decline in donations that occurs after New Year’s Day. In partnership with 40+ local faith communities, businesses, and schools, the annual campaign works to keep the spirit of generosity alive all year long by stocking the shelves of the Neighborhood House Food Pantry, the largest food pantry on Portland’s West Side. An Interfaith Kickoff event starts the drive, and the SW HOPE 5K Race at Gabriel Park serves as a rousing finish to the campaign.
The dates for next year’s six-week, springtime drive will be March 1 through April 4, 2020.