Metropolitan Family Service runs 4 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.
MFS Hunger Relief programs are becoming increasingly important as more families continue to turn to MFS for food support. Our goals are to:
- Increase the amount of food distributed
- Increase the number of people served
- Improve the health of the communities we serve
- Create and track a systematic food distribution structure
Through critical partnerships collectively formed around families fighting for food security and stability, our staff and volunteers are working to alleviate hunger by reaching out to those in need.
Last year, MFS served more than 191,000 meals; distributed over 300,000 pounds of food; and 5000 people accessed our school-based food pantries to reduce hunger. Since 2010, in East Multnomah County, MFS has created 7 school based food pantries, operates 26 after school meal sites, 23 summer meal sites, 12 school community gardens, 7 school based food pantries, 2 harvest share programs through the Oregon Food Bank who bring fresh produce to our community members who are hungry.
Locations and Times
Food Pantry Sites
Metropolitan Family Service partners with Oregon Food Bank to provide a 3-5 days’ supply of perishable and non-perishable pantry staples, including beans, rice, cereal, oatmeal, pasta and canned and frozen vegetables, milk, bread, eggs and meat at four food pantry sites.
Alder Elementary School Tuesdays 8:30am-10:00am
17200 SE Alder St., Portland
Glenfair Elementary School Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm
15300 NE Glisan St, Portland
Earl Boyles Elementary School* Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
*Restricted for use to Earl Boyles and Ron Russel school communities
David Douglas High School Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
1500 SE 130th Avenue (South Building cafeteria). This is a different address from the main campus.
Open Market Sites
MFS has 4 supplemental hunger relief sites that provide 1-2 days’ worth of fresh and perishable foods, including fruits and vegetables, milk, yogurt, bread, pre-made sandwiches and salads.
West Powelhurst Elementary School Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
2921 SE 116th Ave, Portland, OR 97266
Oliver Elementary School Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
15840 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97233
Parklane Elementary School Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
15811 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97233
Cherry Park Elementary School Mondays 11:00am-11:30am, Fridays 9:00am-10:00am
1930 SE 104th Ave, Portland, OR 97216