Pantry Hours:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kitchen Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


59 NW Ava Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Mailing Address:

507 West Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030

Organize a Food + Fund Drive

Community food and fund drives provide nutritious food and vital operating funds for Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry while raising awareness of hunger issues in our communities.
A tough economy and high unemployment have pushed demand for emergency food to record levels, making community support more important than ever. A huge thank you to the schools, offices, faith-based groups and others who organize food and fund drives.
Your efforts make a big difference for the more than 4,000 people each month who eat meals in Zarephath Kitchenand receive food boxes from the Pantry.

Both food and funds matter

Cash donations keep our lights on, our oven hot, and our freezers running. Monetary donations also allow Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry to purchase bulk food. Because we make large, bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals.
Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry receives. Food donations provide a link between you, the donor, and people who are hungry.

Getting started

Running a food drive is easy and fun! Here are a few tips to make the process go smoothly.

  • Set a reaslistic goal based on how long you'll run the drive and how many people you expect to participate.
  • Decide how you will collect the donated food.Depending on the size of your drive, bags or boxes work well
  • Decide what materials you'll need. We have donor envelopes and fact sheets available. To request materials, contact us at
  • Let us know about your drive! If you plan to collect more than 500 pounds of food, we need to schedule your delivery so we have volunteers available to help unload and put away.
  • Keep enthusiasm high! Send e-mails, make posters, hold contests or think of your own ways to keep interest high.
  • Once your drive is complete, arrange to deliver food to Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry.

zarephath kitchen utensilsFood Cost Facts

Donating $10 will allow us to provide 30 meals to those in need.
Donating 20 pounds of food can feed a family of 4 for 3 days.