Kaiser Permanente Volunteers Help Sunshine Division | Z100 Portland
For the third straight year, Kaiser Permanente is partnering with the Sunshine Division to distribute food boxes to 3,000 families and individuals in need in the greater Portland area in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Kaiser Permanente volunteers have packed all 3,000 boxes of groceries and will help the Sunshine Division distribute them to some households and to those who drive up on Monday, January 16 to collect the boxes of groceries in the parking garage of the Kaiser Permanente Building (500 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon).
This event, which began in 2021, is made possible by the $90,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, which will provide 90,000 meals. That’s the equivalent of 1,000 boxes of groceries delivered to families in Portland through the Sunshine Division’s home delivery program with the help of nearly 200 volunteers. Another 1,000 food deliveries will be made by partner agencies and organizations in Cowlitz, Clark, Washington, Clackamas and Marion counties. An additional 1,000 drive-up food boxes will also be made available to families and individuals in the Kaiser Permanente Building parking garage (500 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232).
“As our community faces increasing hunger due to inflation and the impact of the pandemic, we are proud to partner with the Sunshine Division to provide nutritious food to families and individuals in need,” said Camille Applin-Jones, vice president of outpatients Nursing at Kaiser The north-west region of Permanente. “In this way, we continue our tradition of carrying on the legacy of Dr. honor King during this challenging time. Providing these meals is a tangible way we can come together and make a difference to neighbors in need in the community.”
In the Northwest, nearly 550 Kaiser Permanente employees—plus family and friends—participate in community activities to serve those in need at more than 40 service locations throughout our region—from Longview to Eugene, Hillsboro to Gresham. In addition, Kaiser Permanente clinicians and dentists work in free clinics in the community to provide medical, dental and eye care to members of the community in our service area.
“Sunshine Division and Kaiser Permanente both recognize the importance of nutritious food in promoting vibrant, healthy communities,” said Kyle Camberg, Sunshine Division Executive Director. We are grateful to be working with them again this year to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King. Jr. and are serving our community in this tremendous way.”
Source: Kaiser Permanente Northwest