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Our programs rely on the financial support we receive from our supporters! Your contribution plays a crucial role in fulfilling our mission to reduce food insecurity and waste in our community.

Urban Gleaners
PO Box 6344
Portland, OR 97228

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The Gleaners Guild

Become a sustaining donor with a monthly recurring donation of as little as $5. Guild members provide reliable support to our programs throughout the year and, in return, receive insider communications and a special gift at the end of the year as a form of gratitude for your commitment!

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One-time gift

Donations of any amount make a difference at our small organization. Your contribution will go directly toward making a meaningful impact through our programs in the Portland metro area.

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Feed Portland Metro families by donating your extra food

Don’t let extra food go to waste! Help us get it to the families who need it.

We accept donations from individuals and businesses! At Urban Gleaners, we believe in providing equitable access to high-quality, nourishing foods as an act of investing in resilient communities, so we take the quality of the food we distribute seriously. Please review our food donation requirements

We welcome wholesome, edible food, including fresh produce, unserved leftovers from catered events, and food that has passed its “best by” date but is still good. As a general rule of thumb, before donating to food-insecure families, please consider whether you would eat the food yourself. All items must be in clean, unopened condition.

We cannot accept heavily dented or rusted canned goods, shelf-stable pantry items that are more than a year expired, food that is spoiled, or packages that have already been opened. We currently do not have the capacity to harvest backyard fruit.

Donors who provide food in good faith are protected by both state and federal Good Samaritan laws that were designed both to encourage donation of needed foods and to protect donors. More info here.

Thanks for your support and commitment to reducing food insecurity and waste in our community!

Food Donation Expectations

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Individual donations

Individuals can stop by the warehouse anytime between 9am and 3pm Monday-Saturday to drop off food donations and receive an optional in-kind donation tax receipt. Contact Us

Business Donations

If you are a business looking to donate food or have unserved leftovers from an event, we are sometimes able to schedule pickups for donations over 100 lbs.

We can bring storage bins, cambros and any necessary containers to pick up your unsold food on a regular schedule. Thanks to our team of volunteers, we can also accept donations at our Central Portland warehouse and accommodate one-time donations.

To coordinate a pickup, please email or call (503) 226-8061, leave a voicemail and we will get back to you.

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Thank you to our local food donation partners

Basics logo Blue Star Donuts + Coffee logo Charlie's Produce logo Columbia logo Honey Mama's logo Imperfect Foods logo Intel logo Lewis & Clark logo New Seasons Market logo Nike logo Pacific University Oregon logo Reed College logo Spielman Bagels & Coffee logo