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.
This year looks a little different due to COVID-19, so be sure to read below about the best ways to help!
Community Food Drive March 1-April 10, 2021
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. In 2020, the Pantry tripled its normal capacity due to COVID-19 and has shifted to a delivery-only model to bring customized food boxes right to peoples’ homes.
What is our goal?
This year, we hope to collect $50,000 (or the 200,000 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 other necessities, such as finding employment or improving their job skills. 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.
SW HOPE 2021 EVENT DATES
Food Insecurity Panel
Dine Out to Donate Night
SW HOPE “Telethon”
Drive-in Movie Night
SW HOPE 5K
Saturday, April 10
How can I help?
COVID-19 health concerns have impacted the SW Hope campaign in a major way. While we are excited to hold virtual or safe in-person events, cash donations are currently the best way to support your hungry neighbors. You can donate food or money 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:
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.
*Don’t forget to mention that your donation is for SW HOPE!
OUR PARTNERS IN HOPE