Sunshine Division opens 2nd facility in SE Portland

Sunshine Division's second food pantry and clothing room facility

A child visits the Sunshine Division food pantry (File photo from Portland Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division is opening a second food pantry and clothing room facility in SE Portland next week.

A Portland Police officer at the Sunshine Division food pantry. (Portland Police)

The Sunshine Division provides emergency food and clothing relief to families and individuals in need. The Sunshine Division currently offers emergency food assistance six days a week at its N Thompson warehouse, four days a week at its SE Stark location, and 24/7 through its partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, which stores food boxes at each police precinct.

The Sunshine Division said it opened the new location in response to the growing shift in poverty to the outer areas of East Portland. Organizers believe they will provide services to 10,000 low-income families with children, seniors, veterans and disabled individuals within the first year.

The Sunshine Division has been operating since 1923.

The new location opens November 15, 2017, at 12436 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233. It will be open Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.