Over the years Portland Rescue Mission, through the Burnside Shelter, has offered hope one meal at a time, serving 333,731 meals last year alone. These meals are often the first step to a second chance at life for those suffering from homelessness and addiction in our community. People like Don:
“That meal was a new start, a doorway for me to walk through,” Don says. “If I can have this meal every day, maybe I can get a routine. Maybe I can talk to someone and figure a way out of this mess. That meal was hope – absolutely.”
We serve hot, nutritious meals out of our Burnside kitchen 365 days a year. Because of this relentless compassion in Portland, our Burnside kitchen needs its own rescuing.
We’re asking the business community to mobilize their passion to help others and rally others to Rescue the Kitchen this Summer! Your efforts will help bring millions of meals to those experiencing homelessness and offer hope of recovery in the coming decade of the kitchen’s new life.
Set a goal for your team, staff or department! Launch into action through the end of August to implement your company’s Rescue The Kitchen fundraising efforts. At the end of August, we’re hosting a VIP event for Rescue The Kitchen, attended by Fanendo Adi, and the top team will receive a custom package from the Timbers for their team!
Ribbon cutting for the new Burnside kitchen will take place in November, when the construction is complete.
Take a look at www.PortlandRescueMission.org/RescueTheKitchen to get started and Rescue The Kitchen!