PIP Volunteers

RAIN OR SHINE

52 WEEKS A YEAR

Fighting Hunger In Portland since 19912018-08-24T16:53:57+00:00

Fighting Hunger in Portland.

Rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, hundreds of needy people have a hot meal and a community gathering place because generous supporters like you. Understanding food is a human right and hunger is a human wrong. Every Sunday for twenty-five years Potluck in the Park volunteers have prepared and served healthy wholesome meals with dignity and kindness. The secret to Potluck in the Park’s staying power is the story of its people.  Our tenacious teams of career-volunteers have inspired thousands of other volunteers to donate their time, talent and money to fight hunger in Portland.  Their dedication and passion has made Potluck in the Park a touchstone for a community in crisis

WE’VE MOVED!

Potluck has Relocated to the North Park Blocks

We will be in the next block north of the Park Blocks adjacent to the sculpture in front of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). This is between 8th Ave and Park Ave on NW Glisan, one block west of Broadway and one block south of the Main Post Office. This will be our new home until further notice.

Mark your calendar! Saturday, October 20, 2018

Food for the soul
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2018 Food For The Soul

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Doors open: 6:00pm
Event begins: 6:30pm

Tom Grant, Michael Allen Harrison, Norman Sylvester, Shelly Rudolph and Julia McKay headline Food for the Soul, an all-star evening of food and entertainment. This concert is Potluck in the Park’s biggest fundraiser. The evening is hosted by Portland’s own Margie Boule.

Concert and Fundraiser benefiting Potluck in the Park. Potluck has been serving a free hot meal to anyone in need since 1991. Rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, we are feeding Portland homeless, every Sunday,  in downtown Portland. Four to Six hundred Portlanders do not go hungry on Sunday because of Potluck in the Park. The generosity of volunteers and donations from people like you that our Potluck community continues to provide for those in need.

Sponsorship Table Includes: 10 seats, dinner, show, wine and sponsor recognition.

Our Smiling Cat : 1930’s Hobo Signs

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s “hobo signs” were scratched on pavement or fence posts in front of houses across the country. The symbol of the smiling cat meant, “Kindhearted Woman” – someone who could be counted upon for Smiling Cata friendly word and perhaps a warm meal. In hobo language it was a high complement; today it still is. Potluck in the Park has adopted the smiling cat to symbolize what we stand for: A safe haven, rain or shine. We have been serving warm meals to those in need since 1991.

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Please take a few moments to watch this short video and learn more about Potluck in the Park.

In Memory
of our friend Karl