BIPOC-Led Organization


Mainspring addresses economic hardship, including food insecurity for families and seniors.

Bottom Line for Portland

Mainspring will always be a voice that advocates for change, promotes awareness, and forms alliances with the local community. We are an organization dedicated to offering equality and all-inclusive services. In 2022, we distributed 1.1 million pounds of food, 73,582 pounds of clothing which served 83,641 individuals. We think that there should never be a barrier between access to resources and the people who need them.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mainspring creates resource opportunities in a multidimensional way that is always evolving. We organize a safe space and endeavor to improve the Portland community's quality of life through expanded resources through our mobile destination food pantries, Mainsprings clothing pantry dubbed Re-Thread Clothing Services, and harm reduction tools. We believe that everyone should be allowed to shop with dignity and without cost, and that by working together, we can give people hope and a sense of belonging to a community.


“Rerun 2”, is a neighborhood resale and consignment store, which has been generously donating clothing to Mainspring over the years, as well as assisting us in acquiring clothing fixtures for our clothing pantry, which was redesigned, revamped, and renamed Re-Thread Clothing Services in May of 2023. 


"Here We Go Again," a Portland consignment store, has additionally assisted us through clothing donations and fundraisers to create Re-Thread Clothing Services, a place where the underserved population may shop for free and self-select with dignity in a retail environment without being constrained by a limited budget.

$5,780 raised of $15,000 goal
107 donations
39% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1967

Tax ID: 93-0638179

Mainspring is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market.

They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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