Produce for People Program
Portland Community Garden’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.
Our Produce for People program, supported by amazing gardeners at 42 community garden sites, donated over 42,000 pounds of produce to more than 24 different food pantries in the 2014-2015 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 Office 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 at Your Garden
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.
- See the PFP Coordinator Description for specific duties
- Contact Cristy Morales Munoz at email@example.com or (503)823-6745 if you are interested in becoming a PFP Coordinator
- See the Produce for People FAQ to learn more about how to start your own Produce for People program.
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.
- Blanchet House: 310 NW Glisan St. Portland, OR 97209 503-226-3911
- Central City Concern: 232 NW Sixth Ave Portland, OR 97209 503-294-1681
- Clackamas Service Center: 8800 SE 80 Ave Portland, OR 97206 503-929-1601
- Dignity Village: 9401 NE Sunderland Rd. 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 Ave. Portland, OR 97212 503-287-3200
- IRCO Hunger Relief, Lent Elementary School 5105 SE 97th Ave 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 Ave 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
- PAW Team: Portland Animal Welfare Team 2700 NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210 503-227-5477
- Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. Park Terrace Community Center: 315 N Alberta St Portland, OR 97217 503-282-1359
- Portland Housing Authority/Sellwood: 1724 SE Tenino Portland, OR 97202 503-280-3940
- The Salvation Army Portland Moore Street Worship & Community Center: 5325 N. Williams Ave Portland, OR 97217 971-340-4010
- S.E. Community Church Food Pantry: 5535 SE Rhone St Portland, OR 97206 503-422-1580
- SnowCap Community Charities: 17788 SE Pine St. Portland, OR 97214 503-674-8785 ext. 17
- St. Andrews/ St. Vincent DePaul: 806 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211 503-281-4429
- St. Charles Church: 5310 NE 42nd Ave Portland, OR 97218 503-281-6461
- St Francis Assisi Catholic Church Dining Hall: 131 SE Oak 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 Portland, OR 97203 503-953-8210
- Urban Gleaners: 430 NW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97209 503-226-8061
If your organization is interested in becoming a recipient of the Produce for People Program, please contact Cristy Morales Munoz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 823-6745.
Use this form for tracking all produce donations for Produce for People
Gardeners can personalize this sign with garden name and where the food will be donated
Fill in the information about where and when donations will be delivered and post on community boards or sheds
Signage for individual gardeners who want to plant part of their plot for PFP
FiIl in the information about where donations will be delivered and post on community boards or sheds.
Details about how to start a produce for people plot and other facts about PFP
Print and post this sign to identify a designated PFP Plot at your community garden
Gardeners can adapt this Excel version of the produce log form.