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Lift UP

[Description of Role]

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you believe all people should have access to nutritious and healthy food? Are you compassionate? If so, come help community members gather groceries in a supportive environment!

[Responsibilities and Other Details]

  • Requirements for position
    • Strong communication skills
    • Possess empathy and patience for people exhibiting
      challenging behaviors
    • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Position Tasks
    • Maintain pantry "flow" while making clients feel welcome
    • Assist clients with food selection
    • Pack groceries
  • We are seeking volunteers for our distribution shift on Thursdays from 2-6 pm

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About Lift UP

Location:

735 SW 20th Place, Suite 250, Portland, OR 97205, US

Mission Statement

Lift UP’s mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland.

Description

Lift UP was founded in 1980. The goal was to help neighborhood residents through coordinated volunteer efforts.

Initial activities included conducting food drives and distributing government food commodities, helping people connect with existing social services, and providing opportunities for neighborhood residents to socialize.

Lift UP entered a partnership with the Housing Authority of Portland (now Home Forward) to provide socialization and other services to residents of low-income apartment buildings through the Adopt a Building program. Volunteers from churches and synagogues provided community-building and enrichment activities, including social events and classes.

In December of 2007, Lift UP acquired Preston's Pantry and-with the support of donors, Oregon Food Bank, and local businesses-expanded the program to provide staples and fresh food in an environment that emulates a small grocery store. The food pantry now serves 6849 (duplicated) people a year!

In 2016, Lift UP launched the Adopt a Building program, which provides in-building food resources to low-income building residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland. Through this program, Preston's Pantry, and Free Food Market, Lift UP distributed 222,696 pounds of food in the last year!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Hunger

WHEN

Tue Oct 05, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

WHERE

1838 SW Jefferson (First United Methodist Church)Portland, OR 97201

(45.51777,-122.69344)
 

SKILLS

  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We prefer volunteers commit to volunteering for a minimum of one pantry shift per month.

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