Hunger Relief

Creating greater food access and equity one donation at a time

Since we opened the first New Seasons Market store opened in 2000, our Hunger Partner program has allowed customers to donate any amount at checkout year-round to support the hunger relief efforts of local organizations. To kick off 2022, we updated the Hunger Partner program for the first time since its founding, moving from one lifetime partner per store to supporting 10 organizations to serve as beneficiaries for a two-year term. This shift comes as we recenter our community investment and engagement work to focus on food access and racial equity. Learn more about our current partners below.  

 In 2021, the Hunger Partner program raised over $106,000 in customer donations for local non-profits including food pantries, home garden programs, and services providing meals for homebound seniors. In addition to these donations, we hosted two annual fundraising events at the register to benefit hunger relief organizations—Hunger Relief Match and 8 Days of Kindness. Together, these fundraisers collected an additional $270,000 in donations to advance food access and equity in local communities, bringing our total impact to over $377,000

Blanchet House provides support to Portland’s houseless population with food, clothing, shelter and medical assistance. 

Centro Cultural is a home for Latino cultures, serving the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment. 

Clackamas Service Center is an inclusive community center for individuals and families seeking food relief and resources for improved health, dignity and stability. 

Equitable Giving Circle builds immediate and increased equity throughout Portland’s BIPOC communities through a combination of fund development and network building opportunities. 

Feed The Mass was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to reliable, high-quality nutrition, while seeking to enrich and connect our community through food. 

Feed’em Freedom Foundation creates educational pipelines to agriculture for Black & BIPOC youth through Land Stewardship & Regional Food Security response. 

Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy and equitable communities. 

HomePlate Youth Services supports the positive development of youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education and empowerment. 

Oregon Food Bank strives to eliminate hunger and its root causes by working across systems, and centering racial and social justice in everything they do. 

Share pursues a stronger community by building relationships, advocating for equitable access to housing and food stability, while empowering every individual to grow and thrive.