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 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 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.
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?
“We’ve been getting supplies from the Sunshine Division for about 2 years now to support our non-profit organization ‘Transitional Youth’. We exist to bring hope, love and transitional housing to homeless teenagers and young adults. We would be very challenged to extend the first steps in transition, hope and esteem were it not for providing a hot, homemade meal. The meal is a way to get the kids to come to us so we can establish a meaningful connection with them, demonstrate… our concern and offer them alternatives to their situation. We have been blessed as an organization to benefit from many pounds of canned vegetables, packaged pasta, fresh fruit, bottled juices and even occasional clothing and shoes from the generous stockpiles at the Sunshine Division warehouse. This also greatly aids in keeping costs down which in turn can be redirected to the programs aimed at helping these street kids learn skills to keep them off the streets.
Transitional Youth greatly appreciates the services and staff at the Sunshine Division Warehouse!”
On behalf of Transitional Youth,
— David Wick
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/