What our partners, clients, and friends have shared about our organization.

I have worked for the Housing Authority of Portland, now Home Forward, for 21 years.  I have assisted low income residents in accessing the Sunshine Division emergency food programs to fight hunger since the mid 90’s.  It has been a valuable and critical resource for folks in need.

The annual Holiday Food Box program is something residents very much look forward to every Holiday season. It has been a pleasure working with the Sunshine Division over the years. Both Home Forward residents and staff greatly appreciate the work they do in fighting hunger in the Portland community.

Thanks for your consideration,

Art Balk

Community & Resident Services Coordinator/Home Forward

It is my pleasure to offer you our sincere appreciation for your recent support of referral forms.  Your generosity and help in bringing food to families’ tables will change the lives of many individuals.

Thank you for partnering with us to strengthen our community and to help immigrants and refugees get off to the right start in their new country.


Sokhom Tauch

Executive Director (IRCO)

I  just wanted to thank you so very much for the food boxes that Sunshine Division donated to Cathedral Gardens.  It was a huge success and all of the boxes were handed out. 

Thank you again!


Community Manager

I just wanted to thank you for the much needed resource that you are in the community.   Many of the families with whom I work with are forced with the decision to pay for housing OR utlities OR food.  The work of the Sunshine Division made it possible for many of my families to make it through a tough month.  

Your work is a blessing to the community!

Client Manager

Care Oregon

A big thank you to you and the entire Sunshine team for the 256 holiday food boxes you sent with us yesterday.  I wish you could have seen the glow on many of the faces of the recipients. 

Last night I attended the Cully Association of Neighbors meeting and people were commenting on how much they appreciated the distribution that benefited their neighbors – apparently they saw the boxes being carried home!  I said we were just the conveyors of the blessing you passed on through us. 

We so appreciate our partnership with Sunshine Division!

Howard N. Kenyon

Northeast Emergency Food Program, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Each time a client has the opportunity to visit the Sunshine Division and use the referral cards they are always greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome and comfortable! The valuable service the Sunshine Division provides is so appreciated. Thanks to you, your staff and volunteers for making such a difference!

Leslie A. Coefield

Program Coordinator, Life Works NW, Family Support & Connections~ Family Community Alliance

I really wanted to thank you for all food you provide to our patients-  They really like going there and are able to choose what they like, and they told me, “it is really awesome!!!!”  You guys are doing an amazing job for our patients and our community.  Thank you again!!

From a partnering agency

If you would like to share your experience with the Sunshine Division:

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)