Opportunity Details

Environment, Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult):12+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Celebrate Food Day! Grow Vegetables for Hunger Relief (age 12+) *Hands On*

The goal of Food Day is to “build a broad ‘real food’ movement of Americans who want healthy, affordable and delicious food produced in a sustainable and humane way.”

A growing number of people and organizations nationwide are organizing activities in their workplaces, schools and communities to celebrate Food Day this October 24th. 

How can you help celebrate Food Day? Volunteer with County CROPS alongside Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogan!

County CROPS is an emergency food garden grown on underutilized Multnomah County surplus property that is being farmed to grow fresh, local, organically grown produce for hungry Oregon families. Our produce will be distributed through hunger relief organizations like the Oregon Food Bank network and SnowCap to provide hunger relief to our local community during the current economic crisis.

Volunteers will help by: planting, weeding, harvesting and more (depending on the season). Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

Join us for a day of good ol’ fashioned, get your hands dirty garden work all for the benefit of feeding our community!

For more information on Food Day, visit www.FoodDay.org.


C.R.O.P.S. (Community Reaps Our Produce and Shares) is a Multnomah County initiative. What used to be a vacant county owned lot in Troutdale is now a community farm in which all the harvests are donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The project is now in its second season and thriving with successful harvests, lots of volunteers, and numerous benefits for the community. Not only does it help people in need, but it reduces carbon emissions, gives people an opportunity to eat healthier, and strengthens the local economy.

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • If you plan to bring your children or other guests to the event, you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for this project.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project: Youth Volunteer Release Form

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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