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 26 – April 15 2023

Become a sponsor!

Since 2007, Neighborhood House has partnered with faith communities, businesses, and other community groups for this 7-week long campaign that runs February 26 – April 15. SW Hope is more than just a food drive – it is the community’s resounding response to help neighbors forced to go without.

Click the link below to review the Sponsorship Benefits and let us know how we can promote your business throughout SW Hope!

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 $75,000 (equivalent to 300,000 lbs) 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.


Dine out to Donate Nights

Stay tuned for more information on event dates at these fine local restaurants:

Mediterranean Exploration Company
Lil’ Shalom
Shalom Y’all
Dolly Olive
Bless Your Heart Burgers
Jack’s Restaurant, Tap Room and Patio

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

Empty Bowls

Saturday, April 8, 1-3pm 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!

Online purchase details TBD



Saturday, April 15 – Oregon Episcopal School

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

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. 

Registration details TBD

How can I help?

Monetary donations are the most effective way to support our work because 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.

Please help those in need.

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 Pantry Donation Hours

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

Other locations:

Maplewood Coffee
Driftwood Coffee
Basics Market (Hillsdale)
Western Pet
Gills Point S Tire (Beav Hills Hwy)
Hillsdale Library


Faith Communities

Missio Church
Mt. Carmel Lutheran
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
St. Luke Lutheran
River’s Gate Church
West Hills Covenant


Basic’s Market*
Bless Your Heart Burgers
Dolly Olive
Down to Earth Cafe
Driftwood Coffee*
Gills Point S Tire & Auto (Beav Hills Hwy)*
Lil’ Shalom
Maplewood Coffee*
Mediterranean Exploration Company
New Seasons*
Salvador Molly’s
Shalom Y’all
Thinker Toys
Western Pet*

*Food collection only

Schools & Community Groups

Ida B. Wells High School
Hillsdale Library*
Multnomah Arts Center
Oregon Episcopal School
Two Can Tuesdays

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