Meal resources for families

This is a long post showing meal resources in Multnomah County (and beyond). We start with school districts and then move to community orgranizations and restaurants we know of that are helping the community. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Multnomah County School Districts

Multnomah County school districts continue to provide meal assistance during the summer. The SUN Service System also has information on accessing food.

We have done our best to provide current information. Please confirm meal availability through the links shared below.

Centennial [updated 6/17/21]

Beginning Monday, June 21st, they will be distributing meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, except July 4th, at Meadows and Patrick Lynch Elementary Schools. The week of July 4th, the Meal Distribution will take place on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Meal Distributions will be added at Centennial High School beginning Monday, July 26th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

These meal distributions will run through Monday, August 30th and each week's bag will include 7 breakfast and 7 lunches.

During Summer School, which runs from June 28th through July 30, daily bags with one breakfast and one lunch will be available at the following summer school sites - Centennial High School, Powell Butte, Parklane and Butler Creek Elementary Schools - between 12 noon and 1 p.m. These sites are open to the public. Please check the Centennial website for locations, dates and times.

Food For Families will have distributions on June 23, July 28, and August 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Centennial High School. An Authorized Representative form is required (en español)

Corbett [updated 6/17/21]

Find summer meals near you through the Summer Food Service Program. The program is available in hundreds of communities throughout Oregon, offering free meals and snacks to ALL kids ages 1-18. Community summer meal programs are open to all families without paperwork, income verification, and regardless of immigration status. To receive a meal, kids can just drop in during a site's designated meal times. Many programs also offer fun activities so kids can stay active and keep learning.

David Douglas [updated 6/17/21] 

Summer meals available June 18-September 3. The free premade meals are for ages 1-18 and contain breakfast and lunch. Meals will be available Mondays through Fridays, 10am to 11am (except for July 5) at the following locations:
  • Ventura Park Elementary - 145 SE 117th Ave.
  • Alice Ott Middle School - 12500 SE Ramona St.
  • Ron Russell Middle School - 3955 SE 112th Ave.
  • David Douglas High School, South Campus - 1500 SE 130th Ave.

The David Douglas website has summer pick up information in other languages alone with additional food resources.

Gresham-Barlow [updated 6/17/21]

Meals will be provided for anyone 18 and under, Monday through Friday at five sites through the summer (no service July 5th). A bilingual flyer shares locations and times.

Para más información haga clic aquí y vaya a la sección en español.

Weekly food box distribution, open to the community at the sites below:
  • East Gresham Elementary-Tuesdays, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Highland Elementary School-2nd Wednesday from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Other community food box information can be found at The Sunshine Division and Snowcap Community Charities. A calendar with food box locations and times is available on the Gresham-Barlow website. Please check the calendar links for complete information for each site.

Parkrose [updated 6/17/21]

Grab & Go Meals are available June, July and August for all children age 18 and under.  Sites, days and times are available on the Parkrose website.

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Portland [updated 6/17/21]

From June 21 through August 20, grab-and-go meal sacks, with breakfast and lunch, will be available between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 15 PPS sites for all children in the community ages 1-18 (this includes PPS students as well as children not enrolled at PPS). Also, in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation, daily free meals and activities will be offered throughout the city in the following parks June 21-August 20. Please note that meals will not be distributed on Monday, July 5, as the district will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. For school and park sites providing meals, visit the PPS website.

Reynolds [updated 6/17/21]

Summer community meals are available June 28-August 6. The Reynolds website has complete information for sites, days and times.
 
    Public food pantries are being held at the locations listed below. It is recommended that you arrive early as supplies run out quickly. Masks are required.
    • Glenfair Elementary School: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm (closed July 6)
    • Reynolds High School: Last Tuesday of the month, 2:30 pm
    • Alder Elementary School: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 pm (closed July 7)
    • Reynolds Middle School: Fridays, 4:00-5:30 pm
    • Wilkes Elementary School: First Friday of the month, 3:00-4:30 pm
    • Davis Elementary School: Second Friday of the month, 3:30-5:00 pm
     
    Agencies, Community Organizations and Restaurants

    Information may change so please check their websites if a link is provided.

    C3 Pantry (NE): Tuesdays and Saturday, doors open at 11:30am, shopping is 12-1pm.

    Mainspring Food Pantry (NE) continues to operate as an open air, farmers market, self select, walk/roll-in food pantry, Tuesdays thru Thursdays 9:30am-12:ishpm. They make every effort to serve everyone in line. Please bring bags for your food if you have access to them since they have a limited supply. You may access the food pantry once a month. 
     
    Meals 4 Kids: serves qualified children and families within the City of Portland. Please visit their website to complete a request form.
     
    Northeast Emergency Food Program (NE): open Thursday and Saturday, 12-3 pm. Food boxes are prepared in advance for walk or drive up pick up.
     
    Portland Adventist Community Services (NE): offering prepacked food boxes for pick up,  Monday – Friday 9am– 11am. They also provide a mobile food pantry service to some neighborhoods.
     
    One Hope Food Pantry (NE): Located at 5425 NE 27th Ave., Portland 97211. Open for drive-through and pickup Saturdays, 1-3 pm. Food boxes are available each week and a hot meal is served on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
     
    Sunshine Division (SE):  free emergency food boxes to pick up or be delivered. They are located at 12436 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233. For hours and more information, please visit sunshinedivision.org or call 503.609.0285.
     
    William Temple House (NW): offering food boxes, Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-2 pm.
     
    Lift Urban Portland (SW):  Located at 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland 97201. Food pantry hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A random number lottery takes place 5 minutes before opening to determine your place in line.
     
    Portland Open Bible food pantry (SE):  Located at 3223 SE 92nd Ave., Portland 97266. Hours of operation are Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
     
    For more information about access to food for families including the Oregon Food Bank, please call 211, or  text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877 for Meals locations. or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.
     
    Self Enhancement Inc also has a list of community food resources that includes sites in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washingon and Yamhill counties in Oregon and Vancouver, WA area schools.
     
     
     
    Restaurants

    There are many great local businesses stepping up to make sure students are fed. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, it is those we are aware of. Please check their websites or call to confirm. Meals are available while supplies last and restaurants may also have limited hours.

    2305 SE 50th Ave.
    Registration required. Food pickup is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-1 pm
     
    1430 SE Water Street
    Free lunches for children and families in need. Please call 503-234-7085
     

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