Northeast Emergency Food Program provides emergency food and clothing for families in critical need.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, NEFP has provided emergency food to nearly 6,000 families a month—that's an increase of 1,300 percent! On our largest single day (May 23), we distributed over 80,000 pounds of food. Your generous gift will enable us to continue to meet this increased demand.

Financial Donations   |   In-Kind Food Donations


In-Kind Food Donations

Organizations wishing to donate goods, services or to volunteer may contact NEFP at

Donations received:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

We accept: Food that is NOT expired and NOT opened. Toiletries, pet food, charcoal, diapers, laundry detergent, can openers, paper bags.

We are currently NOT accepting: Clothing, toys, books, household items of any kind, plastic bags, egg cartons, opened or expired foods, used boxes from individuals.

Most needed items:
> Staples – rice, dried beans, oats
> Canned goods – proteins, vegetables, fruit, soup, tomato products
> Packaged goods – pasta, mac & cheese, flour, oatmeal, cereals
> Frozen goods – meat, vegetables, fruit
> Fresh foods – produce (fruits and vegetables), eggs
> Dairy products – milk (fresh and powdered), cheese, yogurt
> Baked goods – bread, pastries, desserts
> Personal care items – diapers, toilet paper, soap, cleaning supplies

The food distributed at EMO's Northeast Emergency Food Program is donated by some truly amazing organizations, businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals.

As an Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Partner Agency, we receive the vast majority of our food through the OFB Metro location. This food includes purchased, donated and USDA allocated products, both fresh and nonperishable. In recent years, the amount of fresh produce coming from the OFB has exponentially increased as part of a concerted effort to provide better food for healthier families. The Oregon Food Bank is a part of the Feeding America network, and cannot be thanked enough.

The primary businesses that donate to NEFP include, but are not limited to:
Trader Joe’s, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Safeway, Marsee Baking and Legacy Emmanuel Health. In the warmer seasons we get regular donations from community gardens, neighbors with excess fruit and vegetables, and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, as well as our own garden. We also rely on churches, non-food-industry businesses, schools, community groups, individuals and other organizations to donate on a regular basis.

Please let us know if you are interested in donating or sponsoring a food drive. Contact NEFP for more details.


NEFP location
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218 (accessible by Trimet bus lines 71 and 72)
hours 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday and Saturday
phone (503) 284-5470
A’Jay Scipio, Program Manager