Our Brown Bag program is simple: No questions, no judgement. Just food.
- 8:30 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of every month.
- Gather at 8:30 am to prepare food at Friends Meeting House, 4312 Southeast Stark Street, Portland[MAP].
- From 10:00 am to 12 noon, help deliver lunches to folks on the streets.
We make 100-150 nourishing lunches on Brown Bag days (with hot homemade soup in cold weather), so anyone we meet can have a good meal that day. And the more of us that show up to help, the more lunches we can give away. Simple.
Come lend a hand! Because everyone needs to eat, right?
No experience needed, just a kind heart and a couple of hours. Please let us know if you can come or if you have any questions.
Brown Bags provide hearty meals rain or shine – with warmth, friendship, and respect – so everyone who gets a Brown Bag will have at least one full meal that day.
Can’t help on Fridays? Donate these items:
- Home-made or store-bought applesauce
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cookies, brownies, and muffins
- Nutritious snacks (mini carrots, etc.)
- Good quality fresh fruit
- Home-made soup October thru April (we keep it hot to serve on the spot)
Not a cook or foodie but still want to help?
Offer a few bucks to help fill the bags; it’s tax deductible. Each hearty, hand-delivered lunch costs about $3.50, so a $5 gift covers that and more. $25 will get a good meal to 7 people. And $50 will give 14-15 people food that day.
Every gift makes a difference!
Other ways to help:
Solicit food donations from grocers and bakeries where you shop. Ask friends or local businesses to donate in support this project. We’re a registered nonprofit organization and every donation makes a difference. Contact us for more info.