MCK PDX Inc dba Milk Crate Kitchen
Overcoming barriers to food security by cooking and delivering cost-free family meals to those in need, no questions asked.
Bottom Line for Portland
Grassroots and community-supported, we help feed low income families, students, caregivers, single parents, adults and children with mental and physical disabilities, among many others who are in need. While others are unable to get to the food bank or create a healthy meal when the food stamps run out, MCK meets people where they're at. We partner with local food hubs and farmers to help reduce food waste while eliminating barriers to food security. We build up resilience and community by inspiring and engaging every member of the community.
“This service has been a lifesaver! COVID-19 and increasing cost of living has made it hard to make ends meet each week. This meal makes all the difference.”
-Single parent, MCK family meal recipient
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We learn about the communities we serve through the input and feedback they share with us each week. Through the partnerships we make with our local food growers, makers, and providers. Our meal recipients utilize the Meal request form to inform us of their current needs. They voluntarily share how they identify on a cultural, social, and economic aspect, using our platform to be seen and heard. MCK keep our optional questions as up to date and relevant as possible in our best effort to be as inclusive and relevant with the changing tides. We operate with a 100% volunteer base activating community members who come from a diverse social and economic backgrounds. Our weekly rotation of helpers is anywhere from 12 to 25 folks of varying ages and profession. We do not ask the families we serve for proof of income or ID. We operate with the belief that if they are humble enough to ask us for a meal, we are gracious enough to provide them with one. What helping during these hard financial and emotional times should be --zero barrier.
11/6 to 11/12: Up to $500 Donation Matching by MCK's very own volunteer, Shannon Prieto
12/1 to 12/15: The first 25 donors aged 35 and under to give $50 or more will receive their choice of 1 bottle of New Deal Distillery and Bottle Shop's Portland 90 Vodka or Portland Dry Gin 33 plus a coupon for 30% non-spirit items at the Bottle Shop. Must be 21+ years of age or older.
12/2: The first 3 donors to give $150 or more will receive a $75 gift card to the New Deal Distillery Bottle Shop (this can be used on any item, including spirits). Must be 21+ years of age or older.
12/16: The first donor to give $300 or more will receive a $100 gift card to the New Deal Distillery Bottle Shop, a private tasting, and tour with founder/distiller, Tom Burkleaux for you and up to three friends. Must be 21+ years of age or older.
New Seasons is matching donations up to $2,500 during the campaign.
Individual thank you's with MCK and G!G stickers for each donor over $10 for those who opt in to incentives.