Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 93-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
We offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse and 24 hour food assistance through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, we offer new and gently-used clothing in our on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy’s Kid’s program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.
If you are homebound or need urgent food assistance outside our pantry hours, please call the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503.823.3333 to request a food box delivery.
December holiday food box sign-ups begin November 1st and remain open until the list is full. Clients can come in person to sign up or call 503-823-2102.
WHAT DO OUR PARTNERS & CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US?
“I have only been coming to Sunshine Division for a short time, but you guys have helped a few of my clients out a whole lot. I work at a GED school, and at any given time about 10% of our student body are homeless, either living in a car, at the park, or couch surfing. We feed them twice per day during the week, but they were coming in on Monday morning without having ate much but scraps over the weekend. Sunshine division is giving us one box per homeless student every Friday, and so those students who are homeless are able to take as much food as they can carry, or if they are staying somewhere they can take a whole box. So many of them have expressed great gratitude, and stated that literally the food that they got from the Sunshine Division boxed was they only opportunity they had at a meal all weekend.
So thank your for helping our students have one less thing to worry about and be able to focus on their educations a little better.”
–Carissa Trepka, Case Manager, SEWorks
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/