The Many Ways to Give


Lift Urban Portland always welcomes food donations. Please check expiration dates, and consider that it might be a few weeks before your food is given out. Our wish list can help guide you.

All drop offs can come to our office at Montgomery Park:

2701 NW Vaughn, #102 (at the east entrance)
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
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Items in TEAL COLOR are in highest demand.

Dairy Unflavored skim, 1% or 2% shelf stable milk
Protein Dense Canned meat and fish (especially tuna!)
Nuts (unsalted)
Packaged dried beans
Canned beans (vegetarian, low fat, low sodium)
Peanut butter and almond butter (100% nut butter)
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
Fruits Canned fruit (in light syrup or fruit juice)
Fruit cups (100% fruit)
Applesauce cups (100% fruit)
Juices 100% fruit juice with no sugar added (shelf stable juice boxes preferred)
100% vegetable (low sodium)
Vegetables Canned vegetables (low sodium)
Breads & Grains Plain rolled oats and plain oatmeal packets
Box cereal (unsweetened or low sugar)
Whole wheat or plain pasta
Whole grain rice
Quinoa and other non-gluten whole grains
Crackers (whole grain)
Granola bars (with whole grain as first ingredient, nuts or dried fruit)
Meals & Mixes Canned soup (low sodium)
Macaroni & cheese boxes
Chili (low sodium)
Canned stew
Canned ravioli
Dried hummus mix
Snacks Raisins in snack-sized boxes
Dried fruit
Trail mix


  • Quart Zip Lock Bags
  • Surface Cleaner (409 or other)
  • Paper Towels
  • Food handling gloves
  • Pine Sol
  • Trash Bags (33 Gallon)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Clean Egg Cartons
  • Cloth Shopping Bags
  • Plastic Trash Cans “With Lids” ( 33 Gallonn)
  • Clip Boards


Seams to Fit giving program

Seams to Fit is an upscale women's consignment boutique, and they receive large volumes of designer clothes from ladies in Portland. Sometimes they are unable to find a buyer for all of the pieces in their storefront, and they give the option to their consignors to pick up unsold items or donate them to charity.

“Many of our consignors choose to do the latter, but we often have high-end, specialty pieces, which might not be appropriate as donations on their own. We thought that it would benefit a charity more directly if we started to work with eBay Giving Works.

“We would then donate 100% of the online sales price to the selected charity. Then MissionFish would issue a check to the participating charity for funds earned. We feel like this would make a more direct contribution to charity, providing funds, not just clothing, to our favorite local programs.”

Charity information:


Garden Tools Needed

Garden hoses, reinforced                     50 foot lengths
Garden trowels, metal                          12
Garden gloves, latex coated                 12 Pair
Knee pads                                             12 Pair          
Watering wands                                     3-4
First Aid Kits                                         2

Call us in advance or just deliver to our Montgomery Park office, 2701 NW Vaughn, #102.  Ground floor on the EAST end of the building. Mon- Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm.

For more volunteer information:
Erin Goldwater, Program Director • (503) 221-1224, ext. 105