SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry

SW HOPE 2018: February 11–April 14

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. 


2018 Event Dates

Interfaith Kickoff
Sunday, February 11

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.

Salvadore Molly's Dine Out to Donate
Monday, February 19

From 4:00 pm to close, 20% of all proceeds from sales will go to SW HOPE.

SW HOPE Craft Fair
Saturday, March 10

From 9:00am to 3:00pm, shop for locally made goods at St. Andrew's Church. All vendor fees support SW HOPE.

Mcmenamins Hillsdale Friends and Family Night
Tuesday, March 13

From 5:00pm to close, 50% of all sales, including to-go orders, will go to SW HOPE.

Empty Bowls Soup Dinner
Friday, April 6

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.

Saturday, April 14

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

this amazing event!