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Southwest Portland nonprofit org hosts spring events to help residents in need

COURTESY PHOTO: NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE - Volunteers unload food boxes from a large delivery truck at Neighborhood House in Southwest Portland. The nonprofit organization operates a food pantry that serves more than 1,000 people each month.Neighborhood House, the Southwest Portland nonprofit organization focused on senior support services, reducing hunger and combatting homelessness, is hosting the SW Hope Community Food Drive through April 10. The community food drive seeks donations of food or cash, to benefit families and individuals in need. Neighborhood House partners with the Oregon Food Bank to offer an onsite food pantry serving more than 1,400 people each month.

Cash and online donations are of greatest help to the nonprofit. To donate online or see list of food drop-off locations, visit the SW Hope website.

The SW Hope 5K run/walk, an accompanying fundraiser to the food drive, will take place Saturday, April 9 at the Oregon Episcopal School at 6300 SW Nicol Road. Neighborhood House will receive a $2,500 match if at least 200 participants sign up for the 5K event, and an additional $2,500 match if at least 250 people participate. The race offers a traditional 5K run or walk and a kids fun run/walk, as well as virtual options to participate. Registration is $35 for the adult race and $10 for the kids fun run. Register online here.

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