MFS Hunger Relief programs are becoming increasingly important as more families continue to turn to MFS for food support.
We strive to improve the health of the communities we serve through steady access to safe and nutritious food. We continue to form critical partnerships with other agencies and with community members to fight for food security and stability, and our staff and many volunteers work tirelessly to advocate for and lift up those experiencing hunger in our communities.
Daniel’s Story by Oregon Food Bank
Hungry for Change by Adam Amaro
Last year, MFS served nearly 1 million pounds of food to over 20,000 people through our school-based food distributions, while we taught and learned from over 400 students and adults enrolled in our cooking and nutrition education classes.
We currently operate Food Pantries and “Open Markets” (smaller, perishable food distributions) at 8 schools in East Multnomah County. We also run cooking and nutrition classes for youth and families at 6 of these school sites, run Summer Lunch programs at all of our SUN school sites, and have built and maintained multiple school gardens in partnership with the MFS AmeriCorps members.
Locations and Times During Covid-19 Pandemic
- Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown – Free eBook of inexpensive recipes
- Oregon Food Finder – From Oregon Food Bank