Bridging the gap between hunger and food security
Since 1988 St. Johns Food Share (formerly Golden Harvesters) has been a member-owned, volunteer-powered food sharing community. We fight hunger by ensuring everyone has access to an adequate amount of affordable, nutritious food. We empower hundreds of North Portland families by providing fresh produce, dairy products, protein and staples, while keeping good food out of the waste stream.
Each year we distribute over 300,000 pounds of food to families in St Johns, North and Northwest Portland, and across Metro Portland. Our sustainable, eco-friendly practices offer food security to hundreds of people each month.
Our caring community
Our efforts began with gleaning the fields of local farmers and now involve urban gleaning from food donors like grocery stores, food service companies, farmers and backyard gardeners. Food selection varies depending on the season and available donations.
We are a proud partner with the Oregon Food Bank and local food pantries working to bridge the gap between hunger and food security. Membership is open to all who seek our services, without regard to your income or where you live.
How it works
Most members donate just $30 per month and give some time each month – this allows you to shop in our store two days per week at no additional charge. Members select their own food items to meet their household needs.
Your monthly volunteer options include helping in the store, warehouse, office, truck driving, community outreach, membership recruitment or other activities.
Each member is valued & appreciated
Our values promote dignity, self-sufficiency and collaboration. We serve everyone without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, veteran status or military obligations.
At St. Johns Food Share…
- Everyone is welcome and respected
- Member-owned and operated
- Healthy food for all
- Sustainable living through sharing