Our Mission

Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.

Our Vision

A world where children never go hungry, young people are always educated, families are financially stable, older adults remain connected and all humans are healthy, happy and cared for.

Our Work

Children & Youth

Health & Wellness

Economic Stability

Our Reach

At Home

In School

In the Community

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MFS Food Pantry Sites

Metropolitan Family Service runs 7 school-based food pantries in East Multnomah County.  Our food pantries are designed like a grocery store, allowing families to choose healthy food from the shelves based individual needs.  Each pantry sets limits based on the amount of food available.

For locations and times of our food pantries, read more here.

#DriveHope – Success!

GoLocalPDX featured Metropolitan Family Service and Point West Credit Union‘s DriveHope Campaign, which successfully raised $2,500 using social media. “During #DriveHope, Point West offered to donate $5.00 to MFS for each social media post to answer the question “What drives you?” In total, the campaign reached over 100,000 community members via social media like Facebook, Twitter and…

Keeping Kids Fed

The Oregonian highlights Metropolitan Family Service Community School Food Security efforts. “…[T]eachers can see a student get calmer when there’s something in his stomach.” “Besides lunch, there’s breakfast, served in one school in class, in the other in the cafeteria. For kids staying after classes, about 85 from each school, there’s dinner, late in the…

Visit from State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Chief of Staff Tom Rinehart

Visit from State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Chief of Staff Tom Rinehart

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Chief of Staff Tom Rinehart visited MFS this week to discuss our MFS Economic Stability Initiative. The conversation led to a plan to hold a larger stakeholder discussion to build on the success of asset based financial coaching work such as “Ways to Work”. Pictured left to right – Matt Bartolotti,…

Food Pantry

MFS on KOIN Channel 6 / Gresham Outlook for Glenfair Food Pantry Event

The partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Portland Children’s Levy and MFS was highlighted on KOIN Channel 6 and in the Gresham Outlook as making a difference in the community by combating food insecurity. Many thanks to MFS Site Manager Celia Flaim (and team) and CEO Judy Strand for participating in / hosting this public relations opportunity highlighting the…