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Community Programs

Our goal is to ensure that people have equitable access to the type of food assistance they need — when and where they need it.

All of our community-based programs are run by community partners and their volunteers. They are free and open to the general public, and our Community Basket and Harvest Share programs do not require income or identification verification to participate.

To find a program site near you, please use our FOOD FINDER.

Community Basket Program

We provide a monthly bag of groceries to low-income participants throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. Each household receives approximately 50 pounds of healthy foods – with a focus on fresh produce and a variety of pantry staples like eggs, beans, whole grains, milk and vegetable oil.

Community Basket sites also provide:

  • recipes
  • skill-building workshops on nutrition and food resource management
  • education and outreach materials to connect participants with community resources
  • opportunities that encourage self-sufficiency and resiliency

Harvest Share

This program offers a nutritious supply of fresh produce to low-income individuals and families in need of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities across the state. Participants select the produce they want from an assortment of options.

The majority of sites are open to the general public, but a select few provide produce to a specific closed community (such as residents of a public housing site or clients of a particular clinic).

Harvest Shares encourage healthy eating through nutrition education, skill building, and access to a rich and diverse array of community resources.

Mobile Pantries

Our Mobile Pantry program provides a 3 to 5 day supply of groceries to low-income, underserved communities where regular access to food assistance is limited. The program targets remote geographic communities and underserved demographic groups. Each household receives a well balanced mix of approximately 60 pounds of food mainly consisting of fresh produce, pantry staples, meats and dairy.

Programs for Seniors

Thanks to our vital partnerships with local service agencies, we’re able to provide nutritious supplemental food to low-income and homebound seniors throughout Oregon.

In partnership with Meals on Wheels People, our Harvest to Home program provides fresh produce to homebound seniors throughout the Portland metro area.

We also partner with Mainspring to conduct the management and distribution of the federally funded Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for seniors in Multnomah and Clackamas counties.

Senior Mobile Pantry and Senior Delivery Program are programs of Oregon Food Bank’s Tillamook County Services that provide monthly supplemental foods for Senior Citizens, in partnership with Northwest Senior Disability Services, local senior housing facilities, and Meals for Seniors in Rockaway Beach. The programs provide each household with components for 2 to 3 meals which includes fresh produce and shelf stable items.