Meals for Shelters

Monthly Meals

The Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association is helping organize a group of community volunteers to cook and serve food for about 250 people every month! Please email Jessica at to get involved.

Here are some photos from October’s event at the Laurelwood Center.

Last Event

Thanksgiving dinner was a smashing success. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, peeled, chopped, cooked, and served! A special thanks to Warn Industries for a generous donation to cover ingredients for our Thanksgiving Feast. We served up a delicious feast to residents at both Laurelwood Center and Lilac Meadows – over 250 neighbors!

Next Event

Our next scheduled meal is Christmas Day, Wednesday 25-December. The Foster-Powell Run Club will be cooking and the volunteer duties are fully staffed. Please stay tuned for more information about our events in January and beyond!

Other Ways to Help

Maybe cooking isn’t your thing! Here are some other ways you can help.


Monetary Donations

We are now also able to accept tax deductible donations to help purchase ingredients! Please consider donating before 2019 is over.

If you want a tax receipt, please be sure to include your return address.
Checks: make payable to SE Uplift and in the memo write FPNA shelter dinner; mail to 3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214
Cash: donations can be brought to a FPNA meeting

Equipment Donations

Here is our current wish list:

  • Extra large sauté pan or wok
  • Cutting boards
  • Sharp kitchen knives
  • Food processor