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Feed your Neighbors at a Free Food Market!

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In partnership with Legacy Health, Lift UP’s Free Food Market helps distribute free, fresh produce and shelf-stable items to fellow community members. Come join a community of Lift UP volunteers monthly to set-up, restock, and distribute fresh produce to the NW community. The upcoming Free Food Market with volunteer slots available will be on Wednesday, January 24th from 10:00am-1:30pm. Add some joy to the season by getting outside and connecting with neighbors while distributing fresh food!

Over 50% of Free Food Market shoppers are members of the Chinese immigrant community, making it a great opportunity for cultural exchange and connection!

  • Position Tasks:
    • Help organize the flow of the line and make people accessing food feel welcome
    • Assist clients with food selection and packing
    • Stock table of produce available for clients

1 Shift

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  • Wed Nov 22, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM

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About Lift UP


3448 NW Yeon Ave., Portland, OR 97210, US

Mission Statement

Our vision at Lift UP is a Portland where everyone has access to healthy food and opportunities ​to connect ​with others.


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 nearly 11,000 people a year!

In 2016, Lift UP launched the Adopt a Building program, which provides in-building food resources to affordable housing residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland. Through this program, Preston's Pantry, and Free Food Market, Lift UP distributed 696,286lbs of food last year. We couldn't do the work that we do without our dedicated volunteer team and we'd love for you to join us!


Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Oct 09, 2023 - Tue Dec 26, 2023
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift


Legacy Good Samaritan Parking Lot1200 NW 23rd Ave.Portland, OR 97209



  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 10
  • Read over a Food Safety/Distribution Guide document and get registered in our volunteer management system, Bloomerang.

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