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:

P.O. Box 1516
Gresham, OR 97030


We are a completely volunteer run organization. We are always looking for more volunteers. We have many different opportunities for individuals and organizations to help us, either on a weekly basis or a monthly basis.

These various opportunities include serving meals in the Kitchen, interviewing families in the pantry, driving to pick up supplies, organizing donation drives, fundraising, assisting families picking up food boxes and more. If you want to help we can find a way to put you to work.

Weekly Teams

Both the Kitchen and the Pantry have teams of workers that come in once a week. These teams can each use extra people. If you have the ability to commit to a once a week service opportunity we can put you to good use.

In the kitchen, weekly volunteer teams prepare, serve, and clean up after a lunch meal once a week. We can use volunteers on any and each week day. In the pantry, weekly teams stock shelves, help families pack food boxes, and interview families needing assistance one day a week. We currently need enough volunteers so that we can be open on Tuesday's.

Once a Month

If your schedule will only allow you to commit to a once a month service opportunity, we have many tasks for you to choose from. We need volunteer drivers to pick up donations from local grocery stores, Oregon Food Bank and other locations. We also need volunteers to help with fundraising projects, stocking shelves, inventory, handiman projects, etc.

How to volunteer

If you want to volunteer, send us an email at or stop by during our business hours and fill out a volunteer application. We will have our Volunteer Coordinator get back with you as soon as possible.


Other Ways to help:

  • Hold a food drive at your place of work or worship
  • Make an individual or monthly contribution
  • Come to one of our fundraising events
  • Hold your own fundraiser
  • Make a memorial gift in honor of a loved one
  • Volunteer

Any one of our Zarephath Board members would be happy to sit down and discuss the many options to work with them all, to benefit their mission of providing food for people in need in Gresham, Oregon. Contact Zarephath today.

zarephath kitchen utensilsVolunteer Fun Facts

More than 10,000 volunteer hours are donated each year.

It takes minimum of 8 volunteers to man the pantry each day.

Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry work is all done by volunteers.