Changes to Feeding Homeless Youth
Due to health regulations, we can only accept meals that have been prepared in a licensed, commercial kitchen. Meals delivered hot must be received within 30 minutes of being prepared. Prior to delivering your meal, please call us so we can be sure someone is available to receive your food. Call Roy Spencer at: 503-860-3482.
How You Can Continue To Help
For years, we have counted on your help to insure that 60 homeless youth have a hot, nutritious meal every night of the year at our two Portland emergency shelters. While we can no longer accept food prepared in a home or church kitchen, you can still provide meals for the 21,900 homeless youth we will shelter in the year ahead...
—Prepare meals in a licensed, commercial kitchen
—Purchase frozen meals from Costco or grocery stores
—Make an on-line donation to fund meals (see link below)
$5.00 a day provides two meals for a youth; $350 provides two meals for 60 youth
Call the Porch Light Shelter Coordinator, Roy Spencer: 503-860-3482 or The Access Center at: 503-432-3986
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PREVIOUS SUPPORT TO FEED PORTLAND’S HOMELESS YOUTH. PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP.
Make an online donation to fund a meal
(Select "Meal Makers Program" under Donation Categories)
Quick Facts About Meal Donations
Meal Drop-off Location
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland, Oregon 97205
Meal drop off is between 5 and 7 pm on designated day. Please call the
Shelter Coordinator, Roy Spencer at 503-860-3482 before delivering meal.
You can choose to provide a meal for one shelter (30 youth) or both shelters (60 youth).
Lasagna (meat and veggie)
Ravioli, pizza or spaghetti
Meatloaf or Roasted Meats
Goulash or stroganoff
Mac and cheese
Burritos, nachos or Tacos
Hearty soups or chili
Vegetables (ready to serve)
Other Foods We Always Need
Milk and juice
Peanut butter and jelly
Bread and bagels
Fruit (canned or fresh)
Generally, 2-3 large pans will feed one shelter and 5-6 pans will feed both shelters.
Call the Porch Light Shelter Coordinator, Roy Spencer at 503-860-3482