Our Impact is Growing: New Programs Created During COVID19
Sack Lunches Offer Hope with Art and Positive Messages
“The sayings on these bags give me a ray of hope. I was told that if you can change one person’s life it’s like a rippling effect. Like a pebble in a pond. Sooner or later you’ll touch the shore of someone’s life. The more stones you throw in the more people you will touch.”
Because of the increased need for our meals and the shortage of donated foods we created a sack lunch program that also activates our student communities. Students and families from local schools like Jesuit, Central Catholic, Lincoln, and more are making sack lunches from the safety of their homes during the COVID19 pandemic for Blanchet’s homeless guests. Learn more.
Emergency Shelter Meals: Blanchet House partners with Catholic Charities, Multnomah County, and JOIN
“The breakfast is wonderful.” –Tosh, an outdoor shelter resident.
Your donation helps us continue our expanded meal services to the county’s outdoor shelters. In the last 100 days, we’ve started delivering meals to 175 people daily thanks to a new partnership with Multnomah County and Catholic Charities. Most of the residents at these new temporary shelters are employed but cannot find affordable housing. They greatly appreciate the services offered like meals, showers, and laundry. Your support during COVID19 is helping us serve more people and make their day better! #100DaysCOVID19