2023 Disaster Response
The major power outages being experienced in our community due to wind storms on Friday, March 3 have created food hardship for thousands of our neighbors. Dare to Care is working to address this hardship as the situation continues to develop and we learn more about what is needed.
Our first response is to ensure areas hit hardest have adequate food available. We will disburse our mobile pantry on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7 to assist with areas in need.
These mobile pantries will include sites at the following locations:
- 10am to 12pm at Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway
- 1 pm to 3 pm at Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave.
- 5 pm to 7 pm at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, 1018 South 15th Street
On Tuesday, March 7, Dare to Care will fortify its two currently scheduled mobile pantries. These include:
- 10 am to 11:30 am at Portland PACT, 2500 Portland Avenue
- 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2933 South Fourth Street
- 5pm-6pm Ormsby Heights Baptist Church, 2120 Lower Hunters Trace
On Saturday, March 11, Dare to Care will hold a popup mobile pantry:
- 9am-11am at Dare to Care Food Bank, 5803 Fern Valley Rd.
Dare to Care is committed to supporting our neighbors struggling during this difficult time. The situation is fluid and further plans will be developed. We encourage anyone in need to visit a site nearest them for food.
We are working with our donors, vendors, nonprofit partners, and sister food banks throughout the country, to resource a proper response.
How you can help:
- Volunteer – We are seeking volunteers to help serve food at our pop-up mobile pantries. Email us at email@example.com to sign up today!
- Show Compassion to your neighbors by checking in on them to ensure they are safe.
- Share information about food access, shelters, charging stations, and other details to help those in need.
- Report power outages or major damage by calling 311