1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
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!
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|
||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|
||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|
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-823-6745.
Details about how to start a produce for people plot and other facts about PFP
Signage for individual gardeners who want to plant part of their plot for PFP
Gardeners can personalize this sign with garden name and where the food will be donated
Print and post this sign to identify a designated PFP Plot at your community garden
Use this form for tracking all produce donations for Produce for People
Gardeners can adapt this Excel version of the produce log form.
FiIl in the information about where donations will be delivered and post on community boards or sheds.