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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Produce for People Program

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Produce for People (PFP) program, which sprouted in 1995 to combat Portland’s high poverty rate, is a grassroots effort in which community gardeners turn their ability to produce food into an opportunity to fulfill the needs of the hungry. In concert with hunger relief agencies, the program seeks to provide Portland’s emergency food shelters with fresh, nutritious, organic, locally grown food.

Produce for People, supported by amazing gardeners at 31 community garden sites, donated over 26,000 pounds of produce to more than 24 different food pantries in the 2018 garden season!


Join an existing PFP program at your garden!
Not only is PFP is great way to give back, it's also a great way to fulfill community service hours!

  • Contact the community gardens at 503-823-1612 to inquire if there is a PFP program at your garden site
  • Contact your PFP coordinator
  • Join the PFP team at your garden site
  • Acquire plants and seeds to use for PFP
  • Plant an extra row for PFP in your garden plot
  • Donate extra produce from your garden plot
  • Volunteer to deliver produce to local food agencies

Become a PFP coordinator or start a new PFP program
The PFP coordinator works with the volunteer garden manager to coordinate a PFP Program at their garden site. They communicate PFP opportunities to fellow gardeners, build relationships with recipient agencies, coordinate produce collection and deliveries, acquire necessary resources, build a volunteer team, record donations and report them to the office.


PFP Partner Agencies 
Gardeners and PFP coordinators choose the recipient of their PFP donations. Each garden must coordinate pick-ups or deliveries with the recipient of their choice. We have established relationships with the following food donation sites. If your partner agency is not listed, please contact us so we can add them to our list.

 PFP Partner Agencies
Blanchet House 310 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209  503-226-3911 
Central City Concern  232 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97209  503-294-1681
Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80 Avenue, Portland, OR 97206  503-929-1601
Dignity Village 9401 NE Sunderland Road, Portland OR 92711   503-281-1604 
Fish Emergency Service, Inc.
1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214   503-233-5533
Garden Fever
3433 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212  503-287-3200
IRCO Hunger Relief, Lent Elementary School 5105 SE 97th Avenue, Portland, OR 97266  503-400-9263 or 503-409-9918, call first to arrange donation drop off
Native American Youth and Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218  503-288-8177
NE Emergency Food Program
4800 NE 72 Avenue, Portland, OR 97218  503-284-5470
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219  503-246-1663
Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33 Drive, Portland, OR 97211  503-282-0555 or 1-800-777-7427
Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team
2700 NW Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97210  503-227-5477
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
Park Terrace Community Center
315 N Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97217  503-282-1359
Portland Housing Authority/Sellwood
1724 SE Tenino Street, Portland, OR 97202 503-280-3940
The Salvation Army Portland Moore Street Worship & Community Center 5325 N Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97217 971-340-4010
Southeast Community Church Food Pantry 5535 SE Rhone Street, Portland, OR 97206  503-777-2264
SnowCap Community Charities
17788 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR 97214  503-674-8785 ext. 17
St. Andrews/ St. Vincent DePaul
806 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211  503-281-4429
St. Charles Church
5310 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97218  503-281-6461
St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church Dining Hall
131 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214  503-234-2028
SUN School Pantry Metropolitan Family Service
1808 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97214  503-232-0007
Two Rivers Center, Loaves & Fishes
9009 N Foss Avenue,  Portland, OR 97203  503-953-8210
Urban Gleaners
430 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209  503-226-8061

If your organization is interested in becoming a recipient of the Produce for People program, please contact Mikael Brust at mikael.brust@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-6745.


PFP Plant an Extra Row Sign

Signage for individual gardeners who want to plant part of their plot for PFP

PFP Donation Log Form

Use this form for tracking all produce donations for Produce for People

PFP Designated Plot Sign

Print and post this sign to identify a designated PFP Plot at your community garden

PFP Designated Plot Sign Template

Gardeners can personalize this sign with garden name and where the food will be donated

PFP Donation Tips Sign Template

FiIl in the information about where donations will be delivered and post on community boards or sheds.

PFP Donation Log Form Template

Gardeners can adapt this Excel version of the produce log form.

Produce for People FAQ

Details about how to start a produce for people plot and other facts about PFP