Everyone needs to eat, right? No
questions, no judgement—just food.
Brown Bag Day
- Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
- 8:30 AM for (food prep)
- 10:00 AM– Noon (give away)
- Meet at Friends Meeting House, 4312 Southeast Stark Street, Portland [MAP]
Come and help! We’ll make 100-125 nourishing lunches with hearty sandwiches, fresh fruit, cookies, and snack items. Then we’ll deliver them, along with hot homemade soup, out on the streets to folks who are hungry. It’s that simple and that vital: everyone who gets a Brown Bag will have at least one good, full meal that day.
Let us know if you can help, or if you have any questions. The more volunteers, the more lunches we can offer to folks under bridges, sitting on street corners, and huddled in doorways. No experience is needed – just a kind heart and a couple of hours on Friday morning.
WHAT WE DO:
Prepare food from 8:30–10:00 AM. Distribute from 10:00 to noon. Every lunch includes a fresh deli-style sandwich, fresh fruit, a hardboiled egg, cookies, and other munchies.
Can’t make it Friday? Drop off contributions between 8:30-10:00 AM, and we’ll take it from there. Questions? Contact us.
Donate here to help purchase food and supplies for 125 folks.
On each Brown Bag day, we provide meals for 100–125 people, all paid for with small donations from everyday folks who care.
Or donate in-kind. We always welcome:
- 20-25 Loaves of healthy sandwich bread.
- 100-200 Home-made or store-bought cookies, brownies, and muffins.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Nutritious snacks (granola bars, cheese sticks, mini carrots, etc.)
- Good-quality fresh fruits
- Up to 2 gallons of homemade applesauce (let us know in advance).
- Lots of homemade soup, October–April. We serve it hot to folks living outdoors.
Give at any level that works for you.
- $5 ensures that someone gets a good filling meal that day, made with kindness and served with friendship.
- $15 = will help us provide 4 good lunches.
- $50 = 12 hearty lunches for folks in need.
Whether you contribute time, funds, or food, you’re helping us reach people who need a hand getting good food, right where they are.
Other ways to help:
- Solicit food donations or grocery gift cards at markets where you shop.
- Ask friends or local businesses to support this project.
Every contribution makes a difference.