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 91-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
We offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ 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.
WHAT DO OUR PARTNERS SAY ABOUT US?
“One of the big benefits of Sunshine division, for us as officers, is it lets us connect with kids that we wouldn’t normally have much interaction with. These are the kids that don’t get in trouble and don’t stand out. They are in need and it lets us make a connection with them and gives them a positive experience, with the officers. Some of the kids I have taken shopping, I see for the next 5-6 years of school and they continue to say hi and wave, when they see me. I think that is something that helps us out (from a societal perspective,) and helps them as well.” – Officer Steve Morinville, School Resource Officer, David Douglas Schools
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/