Our Crisis Response Efforts

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When a crisis hits, we remain open and ready to serve those who are facing an immediate need for food. Sunshine Division has stayed true to our mission, for nearly 100 years, as we remain committed to providing emergency food and clothing relief to families and individuals in need through our unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. Both now and in the future, our amazing supporters are the ones who make our mission possible as we are 100% funded by generous donations from community members who care.

For anyone who is homebound and/or medically fragile, click on the button below to request your free food box home delivery today.

Our emergency response efforts have enabled us to deliver 1,200+ free food boxes a week to the homes of families and individuals in need! This equates to over 34,000+ meals every week! Watch our video to learn more about this essential program.

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What our Food Box Recipients are Saying

“Thank you all so much!!! Just got our food box. You are all life savers <3 Stay well and thank you again!” (MD)

The Food delivery was was very fast after my call, and the ladies delivering were very altruistic and thoughtful. Everyone’s help in ensuring that I have food is greatly appreciated.” (Diane)

“My exposure today tells me a lot to how boxes go to the people nobody wants to help and are easy to walk away from. That probably is the real value. Nobody else is looking to help them, but Sunshine Division and the Portland Police Bureau are. No glamour, but it’s the right thing to do.” (PPB Officer)

Thank you, Portland police and Sunshine Division, for delivering a box of food to my door. I so appreciate you.” (Christina)

“Thank you so much. I am already a customer with your N Thompson office. I am disabled and have OCPD and breathing problems. I can’t ever thank you folks enough.” (JG)

Thank you so much….I just received the Food Box. It’s beautiful, I can’t believe it!! You are amazing. I’m speechless 🙌😇💎” (Stephanie)

When the pandemic hit, one of our first thoughts was what this would mean for the weekly food boxes we provide for children and their families at Community Transitional School (CTS). Thankfully, this program adapted to fit the current needs, and we have continued to provide weekly food boxes to these families. These photos you see are just a few quotes pulled from a recent package of letters we received from CTS kids, thanking us for our continued help.

Thank you to our Amazing Donors!

LEAD DONORS

Two of our outstanding grocery partners, Fred Meyer Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation and Safeway Albertsons Foundation, gave the initial lead gifts ensuring that our emergency food box distribution program got up and running for a minimum of 10 weeks in order to provide over 10,000 home deliveries to families and individuals in need within Portland and Gresham.

George and Colleen Hoyt

Since launching our Emergency Food Delivery Program, over 500 donors have given over $500,000 in support of providing free food to those in need. Every gift matters and we are immensely grateful for so many generous donors stepping up to support our efforts!

Creative Fundraising Opportunities

Support Bud Lewis's 100 Laps to 100 Years Campaign!

Portland legend, Bud Lewis, is turning 100 years old on August 8, 2020. Between now and then, he has pledged to walk 100 laps around the Duniway Park Track before his 100th birthday. His goal is to raise money for Sunshine Division so families who are facing hunger may receive the food they desperately need during this unprecedented season. Click the button below to learn how you can get involved.

Portland Timbers Stand Together Auction

Where are our Portland Timbers fans at?! This one-of-a-kind custom painted log slab, created by a very talented local artist, Nicole Scragg, was recently auctioned off and helped raise $1,700 to support our COVID-19 relief efforts. Thank you to all who participated!

Blacktail Studio and Goby Walnut Sweepstake Fundraiser

Two local Portland businesses, Blacktail Studio and Goby Walnut, teamed up to create a beautiful heirloom quality dining table package that was awarded to one lucky winner. 100% of the proceeds were directly donated to Sunshine Division’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Efforts. Together, the community contributed over $31,000!

Congratulations to our winner, Jean-Hubert Pouleur!

Fundraise on our Behalf!

Do you have a creative idea for how you can help raise money to support our crisis response efforts? Click the button below to be directed to our new fundraising webpage where you can explore creative ways to get involved.

COVID-19 Food Industry Donations

Food Industry Donation Opportunities

Are you a food industry partner who is interested in providing food, supplies, and/or packaging? Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will follow up with you shortly.

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Donations may also be mailed to:
Sunshine Division
687 N. Thompson Street
Portland, OR 97227

COVID-19 Update: We remain open at both locations for clients to continue receiving emergency food boxes near the outside entrances. For our hours and locations, visit our "Get Help" page.

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