About The People’s Pantry


Founded by volunteers at MCC Portland, The People’s Pantry is now operated as a program of Hand Up Project. The People’s Pantry is a partner agency with the Oregon Food Bank. Through this partnership The People’s Pantry offers the community a free “shopping style” food pantry to anyone in need.

Formerly housed with MCC at 2400 NE Broadway, The People’s Pantry is relocating and preparing to re-open at a new inner NE location and will resume food distribution soon. You can follow updates, make direct donations, offer volunteer assistance, and find out more information about the Pantry at https://www.handupproject.org/people-s-pantry .  

Since beginning a “shopping-style” pantry, The People’s Pantry has averaged nearly 250 visits a month, serving over 500 family members. On average the pantry has distributed more than 10,000 pounds – more than 5 tons – of food each month!  This community feeding program is made possible with God’s blessing, partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the dedication of our volunteer staff and, of course, your generosity.