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Do you have a passion for reducing food waste and distributing high quality foods to your neighbors? Assist Community Share, a partnership with Lift UP. to redistribute gleaned food to affordable housing buildings in NW and Downtown Portland! This rescued food is given out directly to residents by resident advocates and community volunteers who collaborate with Lift UP to ensure that as much food is 'rescued’ and given out as possible.

The shift that is currently available involves picking up gleaned food on Saturdays (that has already been boxed and is ready to go) at 12:30pm and then transporting it to an affordable housing building where it will then be given out by resident volunteers. All buildings are located in NW/Downtown Portland. The shifts lasts less than an hour. Minimum commitment is once/month.

This program plays a vital role in combatting food insecurity in Portland, and your help would be greatly appreciated!

This role requires an SUV/mini-van/small truck or sedan with a large trunk capacity to transport the food boxes, and the ability to safely lift up to 40lbs.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM PST - Spots available: 1
    Sundays from 12:30pm-1 or 1:30pm

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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 13,000 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 nearly 800,000lbs 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!


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Hunger, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


Multiple locations Portland, OR 97209



  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that community share volunteers commit to helping out at least once a month.
  • Willingness to complete onboarding process & training.

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