frequently asked questions

when are you open?

...we are open once a month on Thursday's from 11 am to 1 pm to serve our guests.  

2019 dates click HERE...

what area of town do you service?

...we service by zip code. If your address is in zip codes 97030, 97080, 97060, 97009, 97019, 97089, 97024 we can help. The areas we service include Gresham, Troutdale, Boring, Corbett, Damascus, and Fairview.

what if I am outside the area?

...we work very closely with other food outreach organizations. Click HERE for a list of agencies.

it's my first time coming in, what do I bring? complete the application process we require 3 things:

1) Oregon drivers license or state issued ID card

2) utility bill or piece of mail showing matching name and address to ID card. We are not able to accept ID cards with different names, addresses, or out of state cards.

what should I expect?

...we ask all guests to complete a short application and interview with an intake volunteer. Your first visit may take a bit longer. Due to an increase in families needing assistance, we are able to assist up to 50 households an opening with food assistance or as food supplies are available. 

how long does the process take?

...depending on when you arrive approximately 60 minutes.

if I qualify for help - how long can I receive it?

...each guest qualifies for up to 6 visits in a calendar year. We offer temporary, short term support to give our guests a 'hand up' in providing food and staples for their household.

i'm in an emergency situation, and need help before your next opening.

...we partner will other local ministries and agencies who operate in some cases daily or weekly - many offer hot meals, emergency food boxes, household supplies, and clothing. Click HERE for a list of agencies.


Sanctuary Food Pantry | 3101 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon 97080 | 503-663-9146