Food Drive

Our Helping Hands Food Pantry has grown its outreach to our community during COVID-19 with record-high service levels. While the need for food assistance continues to rise, our regular supply channels for purchasing food are being interrupted, making some of the pantry’s basic items difficult to get.  We held a very successful food drive in May to meet the need, but our supplies have been depleted.  To help meet the increased demand, Sunset is going to host another no-contact Drive & Drop Food Drive.




When you shop, please purchase a few of these items in a bag or box. Then, on Sunday, August 16 from 11:30 – 2:00, drive up to Sunset where volunteers, in masks and gloves, will collect the items from your trunk or back of your vehicle. You will never have to get out of your car! If you cannot shop you can give online to Helping Hands by utilizing the button/link provided.

Feel free to share this info with your neighbors! 




NEEDED ITEMS:
    •    Cereal, cold or hot oatmeal
    •    Canned Fish or Chicken
    •    Jams or Jellies (plastic containers please)
    •    Applesauce or other 6-pack fruit cups
    •     Hearty Soups
 
Please donate items within “Best by” dates specified on the item. At this time, we are not able to repack any product, so please donate items in family size packaging. We are not able to accept open or homemade food or clothing.  

School Supplies

here are a lot of unknowns for the coming school year and we want to show love in a very practical way to families during these challenging times.


Alaska Christian College

During July you can donate items for incoming students at Alaska Christian College through this Amazon link
Purchased items will ship free to Alaska and be included in welcome bags sewn by Sunset.


Local Schools
Beaverton School District has announced distance learning for the fall.
This will have an impact on every family and presents unique challenges for the 31% of kids who receive free / reduced lunch. Helping Hands will continue to work with our school counselors to provide healthy food to these families. Your donations next Sunday will make a real difference.
 
We are also joining our community collecting a short list of items for SUCCESS KITS, created to support distance learning for all 15,000 students. Here’s the simple, updated list of new items we are collecting August 16th at our Food & School Supply Donation Drive
    •    College-ruled Comp Books and Spirals
    •    Pens, Pencils, and Highlighters
    •    Colored Markers and Sharpies
    •    Glue stix
    •    Ear Buds (headphones with microphone)
    •    Dry-erase boards (6x9, 8x10, or 9x12)

If you prefer to order online, use this link and items will ship free to the Donation Drive:
school supply shopping list