A photo of delicious baked treats

Sweets to the Streets

An opportunity to bring sweets to those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Living on the street is harrowing. Besides safety and health challenges, individuals experiencing homelessness are generally limited to finding and eating the most basic food.

 

For nearly a year, Positive Charge! PDX has been working to add some sweet cheer to their diet. Volunteers have been collecting excess baked goods from our friends at Safeway and delivering them to Blanchet House every Wednesday morning. The Blanchet House then distributes them to Portlanders living on the streets. It’s one small way we bring joy and comfort to this segment of our community.

The Blanchet House provides free meals, water, clothing, hygiene kits and life-saving supportive shelter programs to the houseless community in Portland, including meal service six days a week to anyone in need.

 

How can you help? We are looking for volunteers who have a free Wednesday morning to pick up the baked goods and deliver them to Blanchet House. While we have a full slate of drivers at this time, we are always looking for back-up drivers and those who want to join the wait list for a Wednesday slot of their own.

 

If you're interested in participating in Sweets to the Streets, here's all you need to do:

  • Fill out the form below. Let us know which Wednesday morning of the month works best for you (for example, first Wednesday, second Wednesday)

  • Download our waiver by clicking here. Sign it and send a scan or photo of it to info@positivechargepdx.org.

  • Download and review the instruction sheet by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in Sweets to the Streets!

Two happy Blanchet House staff members receiving a donation of baked goods
Number of pounds of food that we've collected

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