TUALATIN VALLEY GLEANERS
COVID 19 RESPONSE/ UPDATE
COVID 19 RESPONSE/ UPDATE
DISTRIBUTION: SATURDAYS 1:45PM-3:30PM ( must arrive by 3PM)
9100 SW Wilshire St. Portland, OR 97225 (close to hwy26/hwy217 interchange)
[email protected] **** text or voice message 503-808-0385
DROP OFF OF DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED @11AM-12PM ON SATURDAYS ONLY.
Thank you for reaching out to the Tualatin Valley Gleaners for food resources. We are here for you in your time of need.
The Tualatin Valley Gleaners is working hard to minimize exposure to the covid-19 virus,
while still maintaining a certain level of food relief and action.
We have moved to phase III of our companies prevention action plan. This phase is a "NO EXPOSURE" action. As families arrive in their vehicles, they will form a line (of cars) up to the turn around. As each car pulls up to the volunteer at the church – you will be asked for your membership ID number, OR name if you are new. We are accepting monetary donations instead of monthly membership dues, until this crisis in over. We have not and will not turn anyone away.
After this, a volunteer will bring over a box(s) of food and they will be loaded into your car—or you will load them into the car. Then you will leave and we will continue this process until all cars are through.
If you usually take the bus or walk – you can walk up to the check in station – and a box will be given to you. You will remain 6 feet away from all volunteers – and a distance of 6 feet will be between each walk up individual.
If you are sick – or you take the trimet lift busses, we will have some delivery options available. Please contact us on Facebook or text if you are in need of delivery. Delivery areas are limited to Washington County at the present time, but please feel free to ask, and if we cannot accommodate your request we will refer you to another agency.
This will continue for at least 3 weeks, or until we have been given information that we are clear to go back to a shopping style food distribution.
WE HAVE DROPPED ALL INCOME REQUIREMENTS! IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOUR INCOME IS –
IF YOU ARE IN NEED PLEASE REACH OUT – DO NOT WAIT!
All volunteer requirements are suspended until further notice.
Please be prepared that fresh foods and meat are in high demand, and if the stores do not have them to donate, then we cannot put them into your boxes. Be prepared for more frozen and dried goods during this time.
THIS IS NOT A PERMANENT CHANGE – I UNFORTUNATELY CANNOT TELL YOU HOW LONG IT WILL LAST,
BUT I AM POSITIVE IT IS NOT FOREVER!
COMPASSION, MERCY, AND KINDNESS CAN BE THE NORMAL - IF WE PRACTICE IT DAILY
Stay well and safe- you are needed
(If you have any problems with the paypal donation page, please contact us and we can help you with your donation over the phone.)
WE ARE IN NEED OF DONATIONS TO COMBAT THE EXTREME RISE OF NEED DURING OUR NATIONS EMERGENCY
All monetary and food/household donations will be put to use immediately for families in need.
We are only excepting donations, and waiving all membership fees to further help these families in need. This means we are needing funding to continue operations and increase our food delivery to those ill and quarantining.
If wanting to donate goods directly - we are in need of peanut butter and other high protein items as well as household goods. We are also seeking donations of gift cards for local take-out/delivery and gas gift cards for delivery drivers.
These can be mailed to 4530 SW 170th ave. Beaverton, OR 97078 or dropped off at the distribution site :
(9100 SW Wilshire ST. Portland, OR 97225) Saturdays between 11am-12pm
All donations are tax deductible.
Outreach and Special Services
It is our goal at the TVG to reach those that are in need, and let them know they are never alone in their struggle. We strive to embrace community and help grow the understanding, that if we stand together our unity will make a stronger and healthier community. The Special Programs we share within the community are self-sufficiency tools through food preservation classes, food harvesting and foraging tools, work experience, letters of recommendation, SNAP/OHP/housing application assistance and community resource sharing. We also help during the Winter holidays with an extra supplemental distribution of holiday food items and gifts for children 17 years and under. If you would like to learn more please use the contact form below. We look forward to the opportunity to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
Our food distribution is the core of our organization. Through the years we have grown from helping 60 families each week, to over 150 families each week. A true gleaning program where individuals and families that receives food, volunteer/work for their food benefits. We gather food from many different sources, including Oregon Food Bank, Portland Police Sunshine Division, local grocery stores, and partner non-profits as well as, gleaning foods from fields and backyards within our community.
Community is at the forefront of our mission and objectives. Working to help provide food security for all of those in need, without exception.
Click the link below to explore our website and find out more information on this exciting program.
Established in 2010 along with the City of Beaverton Community Gardens, this is a 4000 sq.ft. area dedicated to learning and growing food for the TVG members. This program is run by our organizations members, and has brought in thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce for low-income children, disabled, and elderly in our community. The gardens are a great place to help teach those that have a desire to learn how to grow and cultivate fresh foods for their families. At the TVG we believe in providing all the tools needed to succeed in the areas of food security and self-sufficiency.
We are always look for community members that would like to join us in the gardens. If you are interested please send us an email or message and we can get you the information on how to volunteer or donate for this great cause.