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Our program starts by addressing the most basic human needs, food. We find providing emergency food services allows us to form a bond that turns into friendship and trust, thus more productive interactions with participants. We pride ourselves in providing a safe non-judgmental atmosphere making certain everyone is treated with respect and kindness. Our partnership with the Oregon Food Bank enables Hand Up Project to operate The People's Pantry Emergency Food Program which offers a shopping style atmosphere. There participants are guided thru the pantry to make their food selections. The shopping style model better accommodates an individual's cultural and/or nutritional needs and reduces food waste. Hand Up Projects Peer Support Specialists are available to lend an epiphytic ear and/or help identify and access desperately needed services. As a member of the "Unite Us" referral network, our peer support specialist are able to reach out to a network of care providers from emergency food, recovery resources and even healthcare. We have food distibution sites currently at two locations: Q Center at 4115 N Mississippi Ave., Portland OR 97217 on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. ? St Philp the Deacon at 120 NE Knott Street, Portland OR 97212 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Hand Up Project also networks with a number of other likeminded agencies to further assist those in need. Check out our Support's Page for more information. Join the Hand Up Project?? In breaking the cycle of homelessness. Presently thousands of dollars are wasted each day as the disenfranchised cycle in and out of our shelters, emergency rooms and jails. "Hand Up Project” is working to break that cycle by using peer support specialists to assist willing participants in navigating the gauntlet of services available.? Working to Break the Cycle of Homelessness