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?
Dear Natasha Haunsperger, Commander Hendrie, Captain King, Lieutenant Resch and Sunshine Division:
“As a mother, my heart ache with joy from last Wednesday’s Izzy’s Kids shop with a cop experience because it was the first time I saw my children beyond happy, grateful and they were speechless by all the kindness that all the officers showed us even with the language limitations. As a mother, it was truly a blessed day.
Considering where we come from, authority figures terrify us; because we know any time we come in contact with any law enforcement person, the results are horrific. For instance, a police officer could put you in jail (for no good reason), could you beat you, harass you or your entire family, or discriminate against you based on your tribe. Therefore; in order to survive you must bribe them individually. Therefore, it always put us on guard as community whenever we saw any law enforcement person. Because we know them or see them in negative light based on our experiences from Somalia and Kenya.” — Salado
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/