Lift Urban Portland (Lift UP)



Our mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents of Northwest and Downtown Portland where everyone has access to healthy food and opportunities to connect with others. 

Bottom Line for Portland

Donating to Lift UP ensures access to healthy and nutritious food for our neighbors in Northwest and Downtown Portland. 


Last year we distributed *581,636 pounds of food (465,309 meals) - an 18% increase over the previous year.


*3,439 Delivered Food Boxes were distributed in low-income housing communities - 39% were dietary specific ie diabetic, gluten-free, high blood pressure, etc.


*41,470 pounds of food were stocked in our Emergency Food Closets (on-site pantries housed in living communities), a 57% increase over the previous year


Preston's Pantry served *9,434 individuals - 39% were first-time visitors.


*38% of all food distributed was produce


*99% of clients surveyed say their health improved after receiving food from Lift UP


“I just wanted to say thank you for the Lift UP boxes I receive each month. It's just a beautiful array of foods and is so appreciated. I recently retired and trying to make ends meet at this time is difficult, especially with health issues"

 - Email received from Mary, Delivered Food Box Recipient 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that disproportionate rates of hunger within LGBTQIA+ communities, people with disabilities, and people of color, are a result of discriminatory practices embedded in policies and institutions. We believe we have a responsibility to take active steps to reduce barriers for the people we serve. We take a learning stance and understand this is a journey that never ends, while also committing to specific actions to drive the work forward.


Every Give!Guide donor will have their name entered into a drawing for a Freeland Spirits experiential package which includes a private distillery tour with a Freeland distiller + tasting of our Whole Line UP flight (4 spirits + 2 mini cocktails of our canned cocktails to 6 guests.   (Snacks and additional drinks available for purchase)


Goodie bag for the winner includes: 

Freeland t-shirt + 32 oz Fresh mixer of choice + Freeland rocks glasses + Wildwood Freeland Gin scented candle + Freeland stickers

Business Partner(s)

Freeland Spirits is one of very few women-owned and run distilleries in history. Molly Troupe, our Master Distiller, was born wearing a pair of chemist goggles and never took them off. With a background in biochemistry and a Masters Degree in Distillation from Heriot Watt in Scotland, Molly commands perfection with every spirit she orchestrates.

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Year Founded: 1980

Tax ID: 93-0923775

Lift Urban Portland (Lift UP) is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market

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