TUALATIN VALLEY GLEANERS
COVID 19 RESPONSE/ UPDATE
COVID 19 RESPONSE/ UPDATE
DISTRIBUTION: SATURDAYS 2:00PM-3:00PM ( if you have an appointment it will be from 1pm-2pm)
9100 SW Wilshire St. Portland, OR 97225 (close to hwy26/hwy217 interchange)
[email protected] **** text or voice message 503-808-0385
DROP OFF OF DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED @11AM-12PM ON SATURDAYS ONLY. ( call to make other arrangements)
Thank you for reaching out to the Tualatin Valley Gleaners for food resources. We are here for you in your time of need.
The Tualatin Valley Gleaners is working hard to minimize exposure to the covid-19 virus, while still maintaining a certain level of food relief and action. We are open and ready to help you. We have made many changes for winter. We are not outside for food distribution. We are operating inside and in a tented area - keeping the flow of clients in a one way direction to minimize exposure to one another.
All individuals must wear a mask, and we will provide one for you if you are in need of one. All individuals will be given disposable gloves to pick foods off the tables. If you are unable to wear a face mask, please wear a face shield.
Our goal is to make sure everyone is safe in obtaining the foods needed to keep their families healthy and happy.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED PLEASE REACH OUT – DO NOT WAIT!
COMPASSION, MERCY, AND KINDNESS CAN BE THE NORMAL - IF WE PRACTICE IT DAILY
Stay well and safe- you are needed
(If you have any problems with the paypal donation page, please contact us and we can help you with your donation over the phone.)
WE ARE IN NEED OF DONATIONS TO COMBAT THE EXTREME RISE OF NEED DURING OUR NATIONS EMERGENCY
All monetary and food/household donations will be put to use immediately for families in need.
We are only excepting donations, and waiving all membership fees (normally just $15.00 per month) to further help these families in need. This means we are needing funding to continue operations and increase our food delivery to those ill and quarantining.
If wanting to donate goods directly - we are in need of peanut butter and other high protein items as well as household goods.
All donations are tax deductible.
Outreach and Special Services
It is our goal at the TVG to reach those that are in need, and let them know they are never alone in their struggle. We strive to embrace community and help grow the understanding, that if we stand together our unity will make a stronger and healthier community. The Special Programs we share within the community are self-sufficiency tools through food preservation classes, food harvesting and foraging tools, work experience, letters of recommendation, SNAP/OHP/housing application assistance and community resource sharing. We also help during the Winter holidays with an extra supplemental distribution of holiday food items and gifts for children 17 years and under. If you would like to learn more please use the contact form below. We look forward to the opportunity to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
Our food distribution is the core of our organization. Through the years we have grown from helping 60 families each week, to over 150 families each week. A true gleaning program where individuals and families that receives food, volunteer/work for their food benefits. We gather food from many different sources, including Oregon Food Bank, Portland Police Sunshine Division, local grocery stores, and partner non-profits as well as, gleaning foods from fields and backyards within our community.
Community is at the forefront of our mission and objectives. Working to help provide food security for all of those in need, without exception.
Click the link below to explore our website and find out more information on this exciting program.
Established in 2010 along with the City of Beaverton Community Gardens, this is a 4000 sq.ft. area dedicated to learning and growing food for the TVG members. This program is run by our organizations members, and has brought in thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce for low-income children, disabled, and elderly in our community. The gardens are a great place to help teach those that have a desire to learn how to grow and cultivate fresh foods for their families. At the TVG we believe in providing all the tools needed to succeed in the areas of food security and self-sufficiency.
We are always look for community members that would like to join us in the gardens. If you are interested please send us an email or message and we can get you the information on how to volunteer or donate for this great cause.