SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry

March 6–April 14, 2019

The Emergency Food Box Program

Neighborhood House operates the largest food pantry on Portland's West Side, currently providing emergency food boxes for over 1,400 individuals each month. This year, our goal is to collect 200,000 pounds of food ($1 = four pounds of food) over the course of the SW HOPE campaign. We are serving more people than ever, and this amount will allow us to feed our hungry neighbors for three months.

What Is SW HOPE?

Since 2007, the SW HOPE community food drive has aimed to combat the sharp decline in giving that occurs after the New Year. In partnership with 40+ local faith and community organizations, the annual campaign works to keep the spirit of generosity alive all year long by keeping the Neighborhood House Emergency Food Box Program shelves fully stocked. 


2019 Event Dates

Interfaith Kickoff
Sunday, March 10

From 3:00 to 4:00 pm, join local faith leaders and Neighborhood House Executive Director Chris Chiacchierini at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church for coffee, snacks, entertainment, and conversation.

Salvador Molly's Dine Out to Donate Night
Monday, March 11

Local favorite Salvadore Molly's serves elevated global street food from their vibrant, welcoming Hillsdale restaurant. Enjoy a night out and help Neighborhood House, with 20% of all proceeds from the evening going to SW HOPE.

Mcmenamins Friends and Family Night
Tuesday, March 19

From 5:00 pm to close, enjoy a pint with a slice of history at the Mcmenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, Oregon’s first brewpub post-Prohibition. 50% of all sales, including to-go orders, will go to SW HOPE.

Empty Bowls Soup Dinner
Friday, April 5

From 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Multnomah Arts Center, purchase a beautiful, handcrafted bowl as a keepsake, then enjoy a delicious soup dinner. 100% of proceeds benefit SW HOPE. Click here to learn more and register to volunteer!

Saturday, April 6

Get up and moving in support of SW HOPE at this 5k race, hosted by Missio Portland. Registration begins at 8:30am in Gabriel Park. Learn more at https://www.swhope5k.com.

Special Thanks to the Missio Portland faith community for organizing the SW HOPE 5k every year!