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

With SW Hope 2023 coming to close on a high note, achieving our $75,000 goal, we’d like to thank you, the SW community, for helping make sure the largest food pantry on the west side can remain an important resource for your neighbors.

Thank you for spreading the word about SW Hope, encouraging your communities to take part and donate, and for being a part of our amazing SW community that values helping neighbors.

Become a sponsor in 2024!

Since 2007, Neighborhood House has partnered with faith communities, businesses, and other community groups for this 6-week long campaign. 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 2200 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, enough for a 3-month supply for the 750 households who rely on Neighborhood House for assistance with their basic food needs. Helping neighbors in need with ever-increasing food costs allows them to focus on paying rent, buying medicine, and other necessities.



Saturday, April 15 – Oregon Episcopal School

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

We invite you to run with us in our fifth annual SW Hope Feed the Hungry 5K because each $1 we raise together far outweighs its worth in canned goods individually.  If we run together, our neighbors here in SW Portland won’t have to experience the insecurity of not knowing where their next meal is coming from. Almost 300 people join together to run or walk, raise funds and fight food insecurity in our community. 

Register HERE!

Dine out to Donate Nights

Enjoy a night out at any of these fine local restaurants, and a percentage of your meal price will be donated to SW Hope. Get a group together and make a night of it! 10% of all proceeds at these restaurants on these dates go to SW HOPE!

Thinker Toys Shop-a-Thon

Monday-Tuesday, March 13-14 – 10am-6pmGet ready for your Spring Break road trip, stock up on throw-down birthday party gifts, or just have fun on hand for your kids from Thinker Toys, a PDX Parent Pick year after year! Make sure to mention SW Hope and Thinker Toys will donate 10% of your purchases to help those in need. For great toy suggestions, go to the Thinker Toys website

TCT Saturday

Saturday, March 18, 10am – 1pm pickup in neighborhoods across SW PortlandTwo Can Tuesday will have drivers picking up donations curbside from SW Portland neighbors and taking to Neighborhood House. For more information on adding your house or location to the curbside pickup go to Positive Charge! PDX / Two Can Tuesday. 

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” signify the number of food-insecure neighbors in our community. Soup and bowl purchases can be made online. First come, first served to pick the hand-crafted bowl to own!

Purchase soup and bowls here: www.bit.ly/EmptyPDX


How can I help?

Monetary donations are the most effective way to support our work because every $1 buys 4 pounds of food – enough for a full day’s worth of food for a household, 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 drop-off locations:

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


Faith Communities

Hillsdale Community Church
Kol Shalom Community for Humanistic Judaism
Missio Church
Mt. Carmel Lutheran
Multnomah Presbyterian Church
Muslim Educational Trust
Nevah Shalom
Riversgate Church
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
St. Luke Lutheran
Vermont Hills UMC
West Hills Covenant
West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


Bless Your Heart Burgers
Dolly Olive
Down to Earth Cafe
Jack’s Tap Room and Grill
Lil’ Shalom
Mediterranean Exploration Company
New Seasons
Otto and Anitas Bavarian Restaurant
Salvador Molly’s
Seasons and Regions Seafood Grill
Shalom Y’all
Thinker Toys

Schools & Community Groups

Ida B. Wells High School
Multnomah Arts Center
Oregon Episcopal School
Two Can Tuesday

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