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Annual SW HOPE Community Food Drive Has Begun!

The 16th annual SW HOPE Community Food Drive kicked off yesterday, and we couldn’t be more excited! SW HOPE was established in 2007 by local faith communities to support the Neighborhood House Food Pantry, which relies on the generosity of the community to run at full capacity. Faith communities play an essential role in the campaign, with churches like St. Andrew’s Presbyterian and Missio Church planning and executing many of SW HOPE’s largest events (a full list of partners can be found here). Neighborhood House aims to raise $70,000 (or the 280,000 lb food equivalent) for the pantry. 

This 6-week campaign features family-friendly community events and fundraisers. For the first time this year, Oregon Episcopal School will host the annual SW HOPE 5K, the largest event of the campaign. 

Grab your friends and family and join us for a SW HOPE event!:

Live Music at First Friday
Friday, March 4 – 4:30-6:30pm outside Neighborhood House (7780 SW Capitol Hwy)
Kickoff SW HOPE with live music from Any Dog’s Day!

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 on these dates go towards SW HOPE!

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 restaurants. Soup and bowl purchases can be made online. First come, first served!

SW Hills Kiwanis Food & Cash Drive
Saturday, April 2 – 10am-2pm outside the Neighborhood House Food Pantry (3445 SW Moss St)

Saturday, April 9 – 10am-12pm at Oregon Episcopal School (+virtual option)
Register here!