Get Food Out to Your Neighbors Facing Hunger!

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ORGANIZATION: Lift UP

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

Play a vital role at the Lift UP food pantry serving people experiencing food insecurity in Northwest and Downtown Portland! Assist our team of dedicated volunteers with maintaining pantry "flow", assisting with food selection, restocking food, and making all clients feel welcome in our shopping-style pantry.

This role provides a unique opportunity to connect with other volunteers and clients accessing services.

We are seeking a volunteers for our distribution shifts on Thursdays and Fridays. There is some flexibility regarding shifts, so please reach out to coordinate if you're interested and available in the afternoons on Thursdays & Fridays! We are seeking regular volunteers who want to come weekly or bi-monthly, but volunteers who are sporadically available are also welcome!

4 Shifts

  • 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
    Fridays from 2-4:30pm
  • 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Fridays from 2-6pm
  • 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
    Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Lift UP

Location:

3448 NW Yeon Ave., Portland, OR 97210, 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 9360 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 528,194 pounds of food in 2021!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

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

(45.51777,-122.69344)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs intermittently.

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