Metropolitan Family Service is proud
to announce the launch of our new program:

Social Purpose Works 

Connecting Pro Bono Professionals with short-term,
high impact capacity projects for Portland’s nonprofits.


Social Purpose Works: Put Experience to Work!


  Innovative Programming

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service. Volunteerism is a key component of a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission’s promise. What’s unique about Social Purpose Works is the intentional focus on using professionally skilled volunteers (pro bono) to tackle capacity building projects for your organization!


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Vadim at DDHS

David Douglas HS Food Pantry

The students-only, FREE food distribution at David Douglas High School is now open on Thursday afternoons in the South Cafeteria! All students that attend DDHS qualify for the pantry. Students can shop for pantry staples like peanut butter, milk, cereal, meat, and fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as take part in food demos and volunteer opportunities. The regular DDHS pantry distribution is still open for all community members on Thursdays from 5pm-6:30pm.

For more information, contact Anna Markley at or (503) 232-0007 ext. 135 or visit

Pictured is Vadim Yakimchuk, Hunger Relief Assistant


Thu and Sam

Cooking Classes from MFS Hunger Relief Team

Last Thursday, MFS Hunger Relief programs held a Vietnamese cooking class at West Powellhurst, led by MFS Hunger Relief AmeriCorps member Thu Le, and two Vietnamese community members. They taught parents, students and volunteers how to make Vietnamese salad rolls and peanut sauce, sticky coconut rice, and a Vietnamese chicken and vegetable soup. 🥥🍲🍴

Each family took home a bag of healthy groceries and recipes! Thank you, Portland Children’s Levy for the support!

This is one of THIRTY healthy cooking workshops being held by the MFS Hunger Relief team at our SUN Schools!