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?
From time to time Suzanne and her family have accessed help from the Sunshine Division for food and clothing assistance. “Sunshine Division is a place I feel safe, the staff does not judge me and I know they are there to support the positive changes I’ve made with a little help when I need it.” She reserves the Sunshine Division as a place to go to in case of an emergency and has expressed that we have helped her overcome some barriers.
For more testimonials, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/testimonials/