This is such a cool program! Awhile back a volunteer from the Portland Food Project spoke at my neighborhood meeting, and it sounded like such a great idea I decided to participate.
It is a simple concept: Neighborhood Coordinators agree to organize a small group to become Food Donors. As a Food Donor, I fill a bag they provide with non-perishable food every other month and leave it on the front porch for a Saturday pick-up. The Neighborhood Coordinators collect the full bags and leave an empty one for the next time. The food is delivered to one of 14 local food pantries. It is tax deductible and easy as pie.
Look them up online to see if you want to participate, and please ask me if you have questions. I’m just so enthusiastic about Portland Food Project.