Northeast Emergency Food Program
Northeast Emergency Food Program meets the urgent food and clothing needs of our Portland metro area neighbors, primarily people living in east Portland, many of whom are east of 82nd Ave. However, unlike many other food pantries in the region, we do not have a geographic boundary—meaning, people come to us from across the tri-county region of northwest Oregon, as well as southwest Washington. We are also able to help those who are experiencing houselessness and those who are undocumented. Further, we are open on Saturdays, which allows us to serve families who work during the week.
In addition to meeting the urgent needs of these neighbors, NEFP also works to develop community solutions to secure access to adequate, affordable and healthy food. We ground our work in the belief that nutritious food is a basic human need and a building block for a healthy life of possibility.
Northeast Emergency Food Program is a vital part of the community ministry network of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Our food program is a community-based response to the unmet food needs of our neighbors. We primarily serve:
• Families with children; over 40 percent of our recipients are children.
• The unemployed and the underemployed.
• People with special needs, including the disabled and the elderly.
• A high percentage of Immigrants and refugees.
• People experiencing crisis.
In accordance with federal law and US Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.