December 10, 2012 09:35On Monday, December 10, 2012, and Wednesday, December 12, hundreds of volunteers will gather at the Portland Police Sunshine Division Warehouse (687 N. Thompson, Portland, OR 97227-1820) to pack 3,500 holiday food boxes for local area families. Packing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and finish around 8:30 p.m. Pack night is an annual tradition for many local families, church groups, police officers and other volunteers. The Sunshine Division has enough volunteers for tonight and Wednesday, but will always welcome volunteers for delivery day or any other time at the warehouse to sort or stock food.
On Saturday, December 15, police officers and volunteers will deliver the boxes to community members in need. The boxes are delivered from North Precinct, East Precinct, Southeast Sub-precinct and the Sunshine Warehouse, beginning at 8 a.m.
The Sunshine Division has been delivering holiday food boxes since their beginning in 1923. The Sunshine Division is now a year-round relief agency that provides emergency food and clothing directly to families and individuals in need. This year, demand is up once again, says Officer Phil Kent, Sunshine Division Development Director. "These boxes are already spoken for, but we continue to provide emergency food to people every day at the warehouse and any police officer can take food to a person in need 24 hours a day."
About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built an 89-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need.
For more information, contact Executive Director, Kyle Camberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 823-2131. If you would like to volunteer, email Tessa Reeves at Tessa@sunshinedivision.org or call 823-2176.
Sgt. Pete Simpson