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 94-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.
WHAT DO OUR PARTNERS & CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US?
“Thanks so much on behalf of the IZZY’s Kids donation. The mother and student were beyond grateful for the clothing for school for this very deserving student. The family is living in their car and is slipping through social services since they left the shelter they were in.
With the years of trauma this student has endured over the last several years, and the resulting emotional issues she is struggling with; to have a sense of normalcy in being able to go to school with new, clean clothes is something beyond words can express.
Thank you for your generosity to some of the neediest families in our community.”
- Lisa Weatheroy, MS, Program Coordinator – Student Success Center
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/