About Sunshine Division
Since 1923, Sunshine Division has provided free emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in times of crisis. This December marks 100 years that Sunshine Division, Portland Police Bureau members, and volunteers from the community will home deliver holiday food boxes. Thanks to their help, 2,500 special holiday meals and turkeys will be delivered to the homes of low-income families and individuals this holiday season.
More than 10,000 families will receive emergency food assistance directly from the Sunshine Division throughout November and December.
Additionally, the Sunshine Division will distribute over 14,000 turkey meals to households experiencing food insecurity through Sunshine Division’s network of local partner agencies that include over fifty local schools, churches, social service organizations and first-responders.
Since launching their expanded emergency food delivery program in April 2020, with the help of the Portland Police Bureau and numerous local supporters, Sunshine Division has provided over 7 MILLION meals to more than a quarter million households through their two food pantries, home deliveries, and bulk food distribution network.
In addition to the traditional holiday home delivery program, Sunshine Division’s ongoing food delivery model will help them meet the growing need thousands of local families are experiencing by providing free food so that no one goes hungry this holiday season.
Sunshine Division offers food assistance six days a week at their N. Thompson location, five days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24-hour food assistance through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time.
Sunshine Division also provides no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing in their on-site clothing rooms and fund new school clothes for low-income children through their Izzy’s Kid’s program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.
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