Like to Cook? Sign Up for a Community-Made Meal @ Shelter!
One thing folks are doing a lot of right now with so many restaurants closed is cooking at home (like it or not, right?!). We hope you’ll consider sharing some of your home-cooked goodness with residents at our three emergency shelters. During the COVID-19 era, we are hosting drop-off community potlucks, where you bring a dish for 12 and drop it at a shelter on the designated day and time. It’s a great way to contribute, and you should see the incredible meals people create together, from their own kitchens!
It’s easy to find a convenient potluck date and location on our online calendar. The gist is you find the right date for you, and then follow the link to a SignUpGenius page where you can decide what to bring and add your name. Residents love the variety and appreciate knowing that folks care enough about them to bring food. Sharing food is a powerful connector, and connected communities are powerful drivers of change!
You can also host a drop-off potluck yourself, meaning: you pick a date, round up the cooks and we provide the easy sign-up and on-site supports. Contact Brielle on our team to learn more and get started! You can call/text her on 971.806.7759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canned Food Drive for Our Shelters!
We work daily with our awesome shelter kitchen coordinator, Christina, to learn what she needs from the community to make her kitchen sing. This week she let us know that she is low on the canned foods she uses to prepare meals for the 220 residents at our three shelters. You can deliver directly to any of the shelters (all in East Portland and Gresham) by coordinating with Shawna, our volunteer coordinator, at 503.278.1637 or email@example.com. Here is what she needs this month:
- Broths: Veggie, Chicken and Beef
- Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soups
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Green Beans
If you can pick up some of these items next time you’re at the store, we’d sure appreciate it!
Thanks, as always, for being such an important part of our community. Together, we are building a more just future. #thisiswhatcommunitylookslike