Northeast Emergency Food Program
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Afternoons
The Northeast Portland Emergency Food Program’s mission is to provide families and individuals in need with several days worth of groceries. We also strive to provide healthy choices and more fresh fruits and vegetables than your typical food pantry. We also offer clothing for the whole family.
Volunteering with us helps those families in need and enriches the life of the person volunteering. We really are a community of people helping people. When you volunteer with us, receive food from us or donate to us, you are joining that community and making a serious difference in many peoples’ lives.
Volunteers get to see the truly diverse nature of Portland that is often unapparent. Walking into out waiting room on a busy day is like being in a global village, with several languages being spoken, and adults and children all about. If you like, you could learn the numbers in Vietnamese or learn how to say Good Afternoon in Russian. Or you can share with someone your favorite recipe for eggplant or fresh garden rhubarb.
The Northeast Emergency Food Program food house exists for two reasons. We exist as a place to serve people and as a place for people to serve others. It has never been about just the food, it’s about the people. We are a community center for those in the Cully neighborhood and beyond. We also happen to give away over 700,000 pounds of food every year.
- Volunteers must be 14 years of age or olderto participate in this opportunity.
- Wear Closed Toed Shoes