* TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SERVICE HOUR CHANGE: On Thursday, June 21, our E-S Office will close at 3:30 PM for a volunteer meeting.
* NEW PANTRY SCHEDULE: Starting June 11 - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. (Details)
* VAN DRIVER NEEDED: The Portland Council urgently needs a volunteer driver for our van to help us for about 6 hours a week to pick up donations. You will need to be able to lift approximately 40 lbs. If you could help us, please call Stephanie at 503-595-2286 or Brian at 503-234-5287. Thank you!

Jun 202018

St. Charles ImageST. CHARLES CONFERENCE     Cross

  • Is a local, nonprofit, charitable, lay, Catholic organization
  • Is a social justice ministry made up of volunteers who help people in need –  regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, orientation, handicap, age or religion
  • Provides emergency & social services to one of the lowest income populations in the Metro area
  • Has a food pantry AND a clothing/housewares room that is open twice a week to meet the needs of our clients
  • Operates a Saturday Market that distributes fresh produce provided by the Oregon Food Bank
  • Works within a 9.53 sq. mile area of NE Portland (roughly from 28th to 82th Avenues & from the Columbia River to Prescott St. – including Dignity Village)

2016’s Fast Facts for St. Charles’ Conference:

  • 28 volunteer members
  • 38 families received rent and utility assistance volunteers
  • 2,675 families received food assistance
  • 10,117 people were helped
  • 30,785 hours of labor
  • 39,889 pounds of fresh produce were given out at our Saturday Market
  • 101,142 pounds of food were given out in food boxes


This Ministry could not be done without the support of our St. Charles Parish – Thank YOU!   Cross

To view past Spotlights, click on the following link: Archived Conference Spotlights 6-11-18

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Jun 182018

Donate a Vehicle To see more information on vehicle donations and to access the donation form, please click on the photo.

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