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Potluck in the Park (help feed those in need of nourishment)

Potluck in the Park (PiP) counts on its volunteer to serve--so please read carefully and please don't sign up if you're one of those regular "No Shows"! 

Potluck has been serving a free meal to anyone in need every single Sunday since 1991! Over 50 volunteers serve between 500 and 800 people who are in need of a free, substantial meal every Sunday. I like the thought of exposing new and old Portlanders to the great work that non-profits do in our area--Potluck in the Park is one of those! Potluck is an all-volunteer, grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization; read a little about them here: Potluck in the Park.

Volunteers should be aware that this is a direct contact, on-the-ground volunteer experience with direct interactions with people with a wide variety of challenges. That's the great part--no middle folks, no bureaucracy, no layers--right from the volunteer directly to whomever is in need of a meal that day. You will be serving and interacting with people who are confronting challenges--homelessness, mental illness, possibly drug or alcohol issues--as well as anyone who just needs nourishment on a Sunday. If this concerns you, check their Web page to see if it's the right opportunity for you. For me, it's been a great experience that I continue to return to.

Potluck serves rain or shine. If it's raining, we serve underground in the parking lot; if it's nice, it's up in the open air of O'Bryant Square. Transportation and public transit is on their Web site. Free parking in the parking garage underneath; just slowly drive in and find a spot.

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  • Liam D.

    I will definitely be there, looking forward to it!! :)

    September 13, 2013

    • Liam D.

      I'm really sorry actually I just got called into work tomorrow and cannot make it now. Next time though I'd love to. Really sorry for the late notice!!

      September 14, 2013

    • Julie B

      Things happen; that's why I always pad a few extra. See you next time.

      September 15, 2013

  • Julie B

    Good morning, just a few things for Potluck. If you've signed up, please make sure and show up (update your RSVP if you can't be there). I tend not to wear flip flops (learned that lesson). We'll serve underneath if it rains (but free parking is still available). Pretty easy public transport, if that's an option for you. Looking forward to it. Any questions, just let me know.

    September 14, 2013

  • Julie B

    For those not attending this time, just want to make you aware that I'll likely be doing this as a regular event every 3rd Sunday of the month. Watch for it!

    September 10, 2013

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