Posted April 2, 2020
Looking for resources to help people impacted by anti-COVID-19 measures? Here's a very partial list. Do you have information to add? Let us know.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont St., has transitioned from offering monthly free dinners to a weekly food bag pick-up. Since initiating this program a few weeks ago, St. Barnabas has provided bags to up to 30 families a week. Donations are accepted from 3:30-4:30pm every Saturday. Items accepted include: canned goods (beans, peanut butter, canned fish) and personal hygiene items; no homemade, glass, or opened goods.
April 10 update: food items needed include canned and dry goods (beans, peanut butter, canned fish and chicken, pasta, rice, low-sugar cereals)
Free food bag pick-up is every Saturday at 5pm. Requests for vegetarian, pork-free, allergen-free options will be honored where possible. Cash donations may be made at https://www.saintbarnabaspdx.org/donate-now/; choose Community Dinner as the designated fund.
From the Neighborhood House website: “In response to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 health crisis and in accordance with our community’s stay-at-home order, Neighborhood House has reorganized our staff and operations and mobilized its services to bring remote support directly to our community members.”
Among the needs listed on their website:
mobile pantry volunteers (process orders, deliver food boxes)
volunteers to organize neighborhood food/hygiene products drives
senior support services: call, drive or run errands for seniors
volunteers for outreach team to reach out to businesses and community partners
donation of cash or goods
To access Neighborhood House services, go to https://nhpdx.org/services/
Portland Public Schools Breakfast, Lunch, and Food Pantry Distribution
Markham Elementary, 10531 SW Capitol Hwy, Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm
Learning and arts paper curriculum packets available for pick-up
To donate to the Portland Public School Coronavirus Relief Fund to help provide groceries to vulnerable families and to support distance learning: https://fundforpps.org/cv19relief
Frontline Foods PDX
Cash donations fund meals to healthcare workers from Portland restaurants, helping healthcare workers stay fed and helping restaurants stay in business.