As a service project, Clay V. (RHS Junior) is collecting food for the eighth annual SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry community food drive which supports Neighborhood House’s Emergency Food Box Program.
Neighborhood House is Southwest Portland’s primary social service agency and a local distribution center for the Oregon Food Bank. The pantry provides emergency food boxes twice a month to 450-500 families (approximately 1,500 people a month). SW HOPE campaign supporters have set a goal of raising 175,000 pounds of food.
Some statistics about hunger and poverty: 17% of Multnomah County residents are living in poverty. For working poor families, employment alone does not guarantee they will have enough income to cover basic living expenses or food. A collection bin is in the lobby of the high school and donations will be accepted through March 31st.
Following is a list of the most needed items:
Dairy: condensed & powdered milk
Canned vegetables & fruits
Tomato products: sauce, paste & spaghetti sauce
Basic Cleaning Supplies
Diapers (size 5-6)
NO GLASS CONTAINERS, PLEASE
Your donations will be appreciated!