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Demand For Food Continues to Increase and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Partners with The Salvation Army to Meet Growing Needs


Portland, OR (May 11, 2020) - Operation Share Hope was established to meet the growing need for food assistance in the Portland Metro area. During the first week of Operations Share Hope, The Salvation Army served 4,353 people.

“We are deeply concerned about members of our community that suffer amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said President Allen Oyler, a leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with responsibility for multiple congregations in Beaverton, Oregon. “We are grateful to serve together with The Salvation Army, who already does so much good, to provide food, relief and hope to those in need.”

The public can visit any of the following three locations.

MONDAYS at Lloyd Center located at 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232 between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Enter from Multnomah St. directly across from Regal Lloyd Center & IMAX.

WEDNESDAYS at East Hill Church Family in Gresham located at 701 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030 between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

FRIDAYS at Clackamas Town Center located at 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086 between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Located on the corner of Monterey Ave. & 82nd.

“Right now, across the Portland Metro area many are worried about where their next meal will come from. To help meet the growing need The Salvation Army is proud to partner with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” said Major Bob Lloyd, The Salvation Army Portland Metro Coordinator. Operation Share Hope will continue until further notice with the support of our generous community partners.

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About The Salvation Army Portland

Since 1886, The Salvation Army has provided help for the most basic needs of local residents without regard to race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. The Salvation Army’s services include programs that help people transition from crisis to safety and stability—365 days a year. Last year, The Salvation Army services assisted over 80,000 youth, adults, and seniors across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County. Learn more at

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