Northeast Emergency Food Program


To provide food and clothing assistance to culturally and racially diverse Portland metro neighbors while working to develop community solutions to food insecurity. This mission is achieved through direct assistance, advocacy, job training and a mobile pantry.

Bottom line for Portland

Yearly, NEFP distributes 900,000 pounds of food and 40,000 items of clothing to 9,000 households. Its job training program empowers individuals with leadership opportunities, and its clients’ stories help advocate for change.

“I like it here because people are always smiling and in a good mood. They don’t make you feel inferior or bad for being poor. They treat you like a human being. I don’t feel bad asking for help.” —Donna C.

Business Partner

All G!G donors to NEFP will receive a coupon for a free cookie or coffee from Miss Zumstein Bakery and Coffee Shop on Northeast 42nd Avenue.

How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 can provide up to 30 meals for families in need. This is enough to meet the needs of at least two families for about a week

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 helps NEFP pay a living wage to a temporary worker in its job-training program, giving them the skills and confidence they need to get back on their feet.

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