Our Programs

 Sunshine Division provides food and clothing relief to families and individuals across the Portland metro area through our two pantries, home-delivery program, special food distribution events and programs such as “Shop With A Cop” through the Izzy’s Kids Fund, which allows low-income children to pick out their own clothes and toys with assistance from police officers while also allowing law enforcement to leave a positive impact on youth in our community.

If your nonprofit would like to be included in our agency network, please contact 971-255-0834.

Food Pantry Open 6 Days a Week

Nourishing food, no questions asked! Our two food pantries are available to anyone in need to stock up on delicious and nutritious free food.

Due to COVID-19, our clients will receive pre-made food boxes in a contactless manner at one of our two walk-up windows. Please leave any food items that are unwanted on the shelve provided at each food pantry for other clients to enjoy. Clients are to provide a home address and can access our food services once a week.

Masks are required to be worn while picking up food at our two food pantries.

For further information about our food pantry locations and hours, click here.

Emergency Home Delivery Program

During the year 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, Sunshine Division launched an expanded emergency food delivery program. With the help of the Portland Police Bureau, and numerous local supporters, we provided more than 7 MILLION meals to over 300,000 households through our two food pantries, home deliveries, and bulk food distribution program. This ongoing food delivery model continues to help meet the growing need thousands of local families are experiencing by providing free food so that no goes hungry.

If you need assistance or want to learn about eligibility for our services & programs, click here.

Clothing Room (Closed until further notice)

Our onsite clothing store “THREADZ” carries new and gently used clothing items. Each client is allowed to browse the store and take home a grocery sized paper bag full of clothes, a coat and a pair of shoes for each member of their household.

Eligibility for Services: To receive regular services one must live in the City of Portland and one of the following must apply:

• have someone 18 years old and younger dependent upon them in their household 
• receive social security/ disability income 
• veterans/ widowed veterans pension 
• over the age of 62 
• receive SNAP benefits

Threadz Hours North: 
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 11:00am (first 8 households) 
12:30p – 3:00pm (first 8 households) 
Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm (first 12 households)

Threadz Hours SE:                                Tuesday – Friday
9:30am – 11:00am (first 8 households) 
12:30p – 3:00pm (first 8 households) 
Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm (first 12 households) 

Partnering with First Responders

Our unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau allows Sunshine Division the ability to identify and respond to hunger issues 24/7. A Sunshine Division food box can be delivered to a home within an hour of receiving a call for help. Roughly 1,000 emergency food boxes are delivered to Portland homes by an officer each year when all other food relief organizations are closed. Officers can also refer distressed Portlanders to Sunshine Division for service (when responding to calls and wellness checks) by filling out an officer referral card. We are immensely grateful for this ongoing partnership with the Portland Police Bureau and are proud of the support we can provide together to our most vulnerable neighbors.

24/7 Emergency Food Boxes & Holiday Boxes

Sunshine Division provides three Portland police precinct stations and other local law enforcement agencies with food boxes for distribution by first-responders. Individuals in crisis who are homebound or unable to access services may contact the Portland Police non-emergency line to request a Sunshine Division emergency food box. Through our partnership with the police, we are the ONLY food relief nonprofit providing food assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to those in need.

If you need food assistance and Sunshine Division is closed, please call the Portland Police Bureau’s non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

During the fall and winter holidays, Sunshine Division volunteers and members of the Portland Police Bureau will distribute roughly 500 Thanksgiving boxes and deliver 2,500 December holiday boxes to Portlanders in need. The boxes contain everything needed to make a holiday meal.

Izzy's Kids "Shop with a Cop"

For more than 30 years Sunshine Division has funded and worked with the Portland Police Bureau to identify school-age children living within the city of Portland whose families cannot afford to outfit them with new school clothes. Through our Izzy’s Kids fund, Sunshine Division pairs nearly 500 low-income children with an officer to provide a unique one-on-one shopping experience for new school clothing at a local Fred Meyer store. Students feel good showing up to school in new clothes and they gain a positive experience with a police officer in the process!

100% Free Food & Clothing to Clients & Agencies

Sunshine Division does not charge our clients or partner agencies for food or clothing that we provide. There are no “shared contribution” costs, “food to buy” programs or fees associated with our food and clothing assistance programs.

$0.93 of Every Dollar Goes Toward our Mission

Sunshine Division is a grassroots organization that believes your donations should go toward our mission, not excessive administrative expenses. Our efforts are being noticed. Charity Navigator has awarded us 10 consecutive 4-out-of-4 star awards for our fiscal transparency and efficiency (only 3% of charities nationally have received this rating). No other food relief organization in Portland has received this designation.

Partnering with Agencies in 4 Counties

Sunshine Division distributes more than 1.4 million pounds of free food annually to a network of nearly 100 local hunger relief organizations. We serve four counties surrounding the Portland-metro area and do not charge our agency partners for food or distribution fees.

Food Assistance
Monday – Friday:
9:30am to 11:00am &
12:30pm to 3:30pm

9:30am to 1:00pm

Clothing Assistance (For the time being, our clothing rooms are closed) 823.2102

Food Assistance
Tuesday – Friday
9:30am to 11:00am &
12:30pm to 3:30pm

9:00am to 1:00pm

Clothing Assistance (For the time being, our clothing rooms are closed)