The SE Mobile Food Bank
A partnership between ROSE CDC and Great Day Fellowship Church
For 12 years, the “Food Truck” has met a critical need for low income families in SE Portland, delivering thousands of pounds of food directly to homes every month. Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the Food Truck redistributes over 11,500 lbs of high quality perishable food per month to low income families. The Food Truck plays the critical role of picking up and transporting weekly donations from Albertsons, Target, Whole Foods, Fred Meyers, Pete’s Coffee, and others to take directly to ROSE CDC housing, the Clackamas Service Center, and emergency food boxes. This ministry helps provide over 79,000 meals each year!
According to the Oregon Food Bank, ” In Oregon, 270,000 people per month eat meals from emergency food boxes. That’s half of Portland’s population. Of those, 92,000 are children (http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/understanding-hunger).” The Great Day Fellowship Church is a very small church with only 25 members doing big work to end food insecurity in SE. By taking the food to the people who need it most they are making perishable, healthy foods more accessible and preventing thousands of pounds of food from ending up in the trash.
We owe a great amount of thanks to Great Day Fellowship and Pastor Don for all they give to our community. If you would like to help support this ministry, please visit:
The Great Day Fellowship Church is located at 7447 SE Holgate, Portland OR 97206, and is pastored by Don Sieckman. For more information on the Food Truck, contact Don at 503-913-9273.
If you are in need of an emergency food box, please dial 211 or visit http://211info.org/food/ to find emergency food resources.