Two Mobile Pantries Set up to Help Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown


The City of Portland is teaming up with Wayside Food Programs to offer two mobile food pantries for any federal workers effected by the government shutdown, now reopened. Federal workers do not need to live in Portland to participate, but must bring their federal ID with them. The mobile food pantries will be available on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at city hall, room 24, and on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Portland International Jetport.

The City will also be collecting food and toiletry donations in several city-owned facilities in which the public can donate items to be offered at the mobile pantries. The city is encouraging such items as diapers, baby formula and toiletries as those items will not be provided by Wayside. Collection sites are available at the city hall rotunda (first floor) at the city’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department, 212 Canco Road, at the Spring Street Garage, 45 Spring Street and at the Portland International Jetport, Administration Offices, 1001 Westbrook Street.

For more information on this effort, please visit the city’s web page for more details.