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ORGANIZATION: Lift UP

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Interested in making nutritious, diet-specific food accessible for people experiencing food insecurity in Portland?

Work collaboratively with other passionate volunteers to pack and prepare bags and boxes for delivery to Lift UP food box recipients living in affordable housing in downtown Portland!

Food is personal and Lift UP centers this belief in our food box delivery program which recognizes the dietary needs and preferences of our clients and prioritizes providing fresh, nutritious food to households receiving our food boxes.

Must be able to lift 25-40lbs intermittently and be comfortable working on your feet continuously for 2 hours.

Family friendly and small group opportunities available!





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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
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

Thu Sep 22, 2022 - Wed Dec 21, 2022
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

3448 Northwest Yeon AvenuePortland, OR 97210

(45.54721,-122.71156)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Available shifts are Tuesdays from 9am-11am.
  • Watching Oregon Food Bank video trainings; Registering in Initlive (Lift UP's volunteer management system)

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