On a Mission to Alleviate Suffering and Give Hope for a Better Life

Heat Relief and Plans For Reopening Indoor Dining

Blanchet House is excited to soon be able to welcome people indoors to enjoy meals again. Reopening is good news for our community and especially for the local businesses and restaurants that donate food and supplies to relief efforts. Blanchet House is hoping to be ready to reopen its doors to indoor dining this fall.

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Heat Relief: Water and Cooling Centers

Blanchet House volunteers give out cold drinks, water, reusable water bottles, and water misters to help people find relief from the heat and stay hydrated. Anyone who comes to Blanchet House’s doors can receive water refills for themselves and their pets Monday – Saturday during meal services.

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2020 Impact on Homelessness in Portland

2020 was a year of incredible need and generosity. Blanchet House served more than 500,000 meals which is a 60% increase from 2019. Thank you for supporting our work to ease suffering.

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Their Legacy: A Living Monument to Charity

Every day someone in need of help comes to Blanchet House and leaves with renewed hope thanks to the generosity of our founders and their families.

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Our Programs Offer a Second Chance

Blanchet Farm Honey Give Guide 2020


Therapeutic Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

Beekeeping helps formerly homeless individuals heal from trauma, build sobriety, and gain self-confidence.

Finding Permanent Housing Takes Time

Help to end homelessness. A stable and safe place to live while you apply for jobs, save money, and receive medical care is critical to securing long-term housing.

Sara Edmond

More Than A Meal

A hot meal served with compassion can be the first step on the path to housing. Volunteer to serve meals to people experiencing homelessness in Portland.

Reducing Our Impact on the Environment While Serving Those in Most Need

more than
30,000 lbs
of fresh food rescued every month

Blanchet House Food Waste Recovery Cycle

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