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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger


6001 SW GARDEN HOME RDPORTLAND, OR 97219 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Since 2003, Focus on Youth has provided hands-on-learning, sustainable gardening, healthy cooking classes, science and photography classes, and mentoring for over 16,000 at-risk and homeless youth. Hunger in Oregon has spiked 260% with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and one in five homeless youth report going hungry each week. Our program, Seeds of Hope is decreasing food insecurity and improving nutrition for homeless youth by teaching them where food comes from, how to grow food through hands-on activities, and the importance of eating fresh produce.


Our volunteers grow over a ton of organic fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Past volunteers have donated thousands of pounds of produce to low-income seniors through the Neighborhood House food pantry. People of ALL ages are welcome to volunteer, and we have an array of tasks that could use your help. This summer, we plan to operate a flower stand to raise money for the organization, continue to plant crops on new land, build new construction for organization on the farm, apply to/write grant applications, update our digital presence, and spread the word about our work to end hunger! Seeds of Hope connects youth with nature and the joy of growing their own food while giving them the ability to take on leadership roles within the community by donating food to help low-income seniors and families.

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form ( OR call/text 503-341-6878.
If you're interested in donating, please donate through our nonprofit-certified account on Givebutter (
Your support is heavily appreciated!


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