Our Services

We provide compassionate support to individuals in need. Characteristics of those we help span a wide range of ethnicities, ages, nationalities and religions. We help regardless of gender, education and family or household status.  We work to overcome a lack of interpreters and, when possible, serve those who speak little or no English.

In the last fiscal year, through our network of Conference volunteers and the Portland Council, we provided much-needed services to 306,000 low/no income clients.  $1.7 million was paid out in rent, utility and transportation assistance.  Our services include:

  • Emergency financial assistance for rent and eviction notices
  • Financial assistance for utilities and shut-off notices
  • Transportation in the form of bus tickets
  • Emergency food boxes to help our clients during times of food insecurity

Emergency Services Office - Call to Apply for Assistance

Food Hotline: 503-235-8431 (press “1”) 9:30 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Rent/Utility Hotline: 503-235-8431 (press “2”) 9:30 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 3:30 pm.

Recorded Information in Spanish: 503-595-2299

Drop-In Food Pantry: Tuesdays & Fridays, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  No appointment necessary.

Location:  8101 SE Cornwell St., Portland, OR 97206

Volunteering​

We would love for you to volunteer with us!
For more information on volunteering in our main office or food pantry, call Craig at (503) 595-2294. 

St. Vincent de Paul Pantry Locations by County

Clatsop County Conferences

Astoria

St. Mary Star of The Sea – Conference
Walk-In Food Pantry:  Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
Phone: (503) 325-2007

Seaside

Our Lady of Victory – Conference
Food Pantry Located Offsite – Address 3575 Highway 101 North
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk-In 1st Saturday of the month 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Clackamas County Conferences

Clackamas County residents.  Please note some St Vincent de Paul conferences have walk-in pantries and some have only home delivery.  Please call first.
Phone: (503) 235-8431

Columbia County Conferences

Scappoose

St. Wenceslaus – Conference
For information please call their dedicated line (503) 543-7495.  Response time is 1-2 business days.

St. Helens

St. Frederick – Conference
Help with food, utilities, rent, and gas vouchers.  For assistance please call their dedicated line at (888) 375-6074

Vernonia

St. Mary’s of Vernonia – Conference
For information please call their dedicated line (971) 294-3248.  

Multnomah County Conferences

Multnomah County residents.  Please call  (503) 235-8431 for information on which pantries are closest to you for their hours and their type of operation.  Some pantries are by appointment only, others are walk-in pantries and others are only home  delivery.  When you call we can provide you with this information.

Mobile Kitchen

The St. Vincent de Paul Mobile Kitchen serves clients in our communities where resources are limited and food and daily meals are less available.  Recipients are everybody, and may include children, families, homeless and the working poor.  For more information, please call 503-234-1114.

Our weekly schedule:

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday at St. Aloysius (Estacada), served from 11am – 1pm
  • 2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday at Holy Trinity (Beaverton), served from 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Every Wednesday at St Matthew’s (Hillsboro), served from 11am -1pm

Our Mobile Kitchen is a great place for families and individuals to stay warm or cool in a comfortable environment while enjoying a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere with dedicated volunteers.  The Mobile Kitchen is licensed by the Clackamas County Health Department and includes:

  • Picnic style tables and benches to seat 15 to 18 people
  • Four burner stove for preparing hot meals on site
  • Full refrigerator
  • Three compartment sink and hand washing sink
  • Three air conditioning units