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Catholic Charities of Oregon


My name is Darius Jones, I am the Emergency Culinary Director for Catholic Charities and am responsible for providing meals to the house less and food insecure communities here in Portland.

I am asking Volunteer Culinary team consisting of 3-4 cooks (w/Team leader), prepping/cooking for approximately 100-300 meals a day at St Francis Dining Hall. We’re also looking for volunteer drivers, deep cleaning, organizing, packing/handing out meals!

Banquet cooking Chopped/Top Chef Style. The menus will be a collaboration of myself and the volunteers on a day to day basis. I’m asking for your help to build a menu on the fly, prep, cook and clean from all of the donation ingredients in house to prevent food waste as much as possible! We ask to prep ahead as much as possible setting yourself up for success and the next team for success!

Shifts will be a 2 day commitment, Days of operation are Mon-Fri, 0900-430 pm. This will be in place for as long as the need continues to serve OUR community!

Safety gloves, face masks will be provided if you do not have one & proper spacing will all be provided.

The only thing that I ask is for you to bring Sharp knives, flexibility, no ego, hard work, creativity, open mind, heart, patience and the will to help your community in need!

Thank you!
Keep pushing forward.
Darius R. Jones

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About Catholic Charities of Oregon


2740 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, US

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities of Oregon partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Catholic Charities envisions a society in which all people: thrive economically, socially and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful and just communities; recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life. Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals and to support their physical and social well-being.


Catholic Charities of Oregon annually serves over 20,000 Oregonians without regard to faith, race, ethnicity, marital status, gender or condition in life.

Catholic Charities works to meet the needs of the poor and most vulnerable through 12 programs, four member agencies, and numerous grantee agencies located throughout western Oregon.

Catholic Charities is the professional social service arm of the Archdiocese of Portland. Catholic Charities independently secures its own funding. Catholic Charities is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, and is a member of Catholic Charities USA, the largest private network of voluntary social service agencies in the United States.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


320 se 11th avenuePortland, OR 97214



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-7hours per day.

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