Everyone needs to eat, right? No
questions, no judgement—just food.
Brown Bag Day
- Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
- 8:30 AM for (food prep)
- 10:30 AM– Noon (give away)
- Meet at Friends Meeting House, 4312 Southeast Stark Street, Portland [MAP]
Come and help make 100-150 nourishing lunches with hearty sandwiches, hot homemade soup, fresh fruit, cookies, and snack items. Once the bags are all full, we’ll deliver everything out on the streets to folks who are hungry. It’s that simple and it’s 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 8:30–10:30 AM. Distribute from 10:30 to 12 noon. Every lunch includes a nourishing meal made with care and offered in kindness and solidarity.
Can’t make it Friday but want to help? Yes! Lots of ways to help. Contact us. If you have something to contribute, let us know and then drop it by the Meeting House between 8:00-9:00 AM, and we’ll take it from there.
Questions? Please get in touch!
Donate here to help purchase food and supplies for Brown Bags.
On each Brown Bag day, we provide meals for 100–150 people, all paid for by modest donations from everyday folks with big hearts. No deep pockets or corporate funding here.
- $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.
Or donate in-kind. Here’s what we always need:
- 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. 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.