PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Police Bureau’s food pantry and clothes closet is expanding to a second location, this one in Southeast Portland at 12436 SE Stark Street.
The Stark location will be open Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Police officers will have all hours access.
This new warehouse is open in response to the growing shift in poverty to the outer areas of East Portland. It is expected to serve an additional 10,000 low-income families with children, seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals.
People who qualify for assistance will be able to receive food and clothes, at no cost.
"We're excited to see the enthusiasm of our nonprofit agency and law enforcement partners as we've shared our plans to offer more accessible food and clothing assistance to outer Southeast Portland. We're committed to continuing these services at our North Thompson location," said Sunshine Division's Executive Director, Kyle Camberg.
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their N Thompson warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand.
In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.
If you are interested in donating, the most needed food items are cereal, canned fruit, dry or canned Beans, tuna, rice, fresh or frozen meat, and any canned cinners.
The most needed new and gently used clothing items are men’s clothes in all sizes, women’s plus-sized clothes, adult and children's shoes in all sizes, new children's sock and underwear in all sizes.