Sunshine Urgently Needs Volunteers this Weekend

June 18, 2013 11:00

  

The Portland Police Sunshine Division is in critical need of volunteers for this Saturday's food box delivery. On Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 9 a.m. the Sunshine Division, Portland Police Officers and community volunteers will deliver 1,000 food boxes to Portland area families as part of the Sunshine Division's 2nd Annual Hunger Doesn't Vacation program. The Sunshine Division needs 200 volunteer drivers to help personally deliver food boxes to local homes. Drivers can take as little or as many boxes as they want. Delivery will begin at 9am sharp at either the Sunshine Division Warehouse at 687 N. Thompson or North Precinct, located at 449 N.E. Emerson, delivery typically concludes by noon. Those interested in volunteering, should email Kris Padden volunteer coordinator with the Sunshine Division at kris@sunshinedivision.org or call 503-823-2176.

The Hunger Doesn't Vacation program is a partnership between the Sunshine Division, BedMart, Les Schwab Tire Centers, and New Seasons Markets, working together to highlight the widespread issue of childhood hunger in our community while raising food and funds to combat this harsh reality. Locally, in Portland Public Schools nearly 50% of children receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast annually. Many of these children will not have access to these food programs in July and August so the need for food significantly increases for many low-income families with children during the summertime.

To make a contribution to the Hunger Doesn't Vacation program you can visit: http://www.razoo.com/story/Hunger-Doesn-T-Vacation-2013 or beginning Monday May 27th BedMart and New Seasons Markets will be raising funds for the campaign in their Portland metro locations.

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 a 90-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.

Media Contact:

Kyle Camberg, Executive Director 503.577.6852, kyle@sunshinedivision.org

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