Portland Rescue Mission is honored to partner with a number of local businesses who are dedicated to making a sustainable difference in our community. Here are just a few of the business partners who are giving hope and restoring life to people in need!
Through the Nourishing Neighbors campaign, Safeway/Albertsons makes a difference in our community by donating funds to Portland Rescue Mission so that together, we can fight hunger. In the summer of 2020, Safeway/Albertsons sponsored the meals for all of the children in our care at Shepherd’s Door and made it possible for us to meet the large need for meals in our community during the coronavirus pandemic by matching donations during our More Than Ever telethon.
Whole Foods’ food rescue program commits to sending out healthy and nourishing food to the most vulnerable in our community through their local markets. Not only does Whole Foods partner with us to provide complete nutrition to our guests, but they also donated a refrigerated van making access to their food donations even more attainable. Whole Foods is also a Care Partner of Portland Rescue Mission. Care Partners ‘adopt’ a day of services and Whole Foods sponsored three days of meals this year.
For years, Reser's Fine Foods has regularly donated large volumes of food and are always quick to respond with specific food donations when they learn we have a need. Also, the Reser Family Foundation has provided vital financial support to our meals and outreach programs and has met special needs such as our 2018 kitchen remodel, and our need for emergency COVID-19 mitigation supplies. Their compassion has impacted thousands of people struggling with hunger and homelessness over the years.
Through Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program, customers are able to direct store donations to Portland Rescue Mission. Because of this program and in combination with grants awarded from the Fred Meyer Fund over the years, Portland Rescue Mission receives ongoing and sustainable support to fight hunger in the Portland area.
New Seasons Market and New Seasons’ customers generously partner with Portland Rescue Mission to make an impact on food availability in our community. All year, at three locations, New Seasons' customers donate the cost of a meal at the register to Portland Rescue Mission and for one weekend each spring, New Seasons hosts a hunger drive and matches all customer giving so that together we can feed our community.
WaFd Bank, through the Washington Federal Foundation, generously provided much-needed support during a critical time in 2020 right at the onset of the pandemic. Demand for meals was surging and their partnership enabled us to feed every person who came to us in need. We are deeply grateful for their timely and generous support and for their commitment to supporting community-based nonprofits, serving the needs of people with low-and-moderate incomes.
Leaders and employees from Pacific Power filled every volunteer need to cover four shifts and answer phones during our Shelter 365 Telethon. Several months later, when COVID-19 hit our community and large scale operational changes were required, Pacific Power stepped in with the funds needed to help purchase safety equipment and make necessary changes to serve the homeless community safely.
A generous group of owners and employees at the Partners Group spread holiday cheer by gathering at the Burnside Shelter each December to decorate for the holidays for our guests. The Partners Group also became a Care Partner of Portland Rescue Mission by sponsoring two days of meals this year.