December 20, 2013 19:11
On Saturday, December 21, 2013, police officers and volunteers will deliver 3,500 boxes to community members in need. The boxes are delivered from North Precinct, East Precinct, Southeast Sub-precinct and the Sunshine Warehouse, beginning at 9 a.m.
This is the Sunshine Division's 90th anniversary of delivering holiday meals to those in need; the tradition began in 1923 by Portland's first Police Reserves and Portland Police Officers.
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." Officer Kent says Sunshine Division served 1,574 households directly with emergency food at its facility in November, a 15% increase over November of 2012.
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 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.
For more information, contact Executive Director, Kyle Camberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 823-2131.
To donate or volunteer with the Sunshine Division visit: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204