Some of our community is affected by homelessness, so we’re proud to partner with Portland Rescue Mission to help bring an end to hunger right here at home. At Harry’s Fresh Foods, we’re passionate about great food and we’re more than excited about the opportunity to share our food with the men, women and children struggling with homelessness. We were honored to serve 500 special meals at the 6th annual Portland Rescue Mission Burnside Shelter Serving Hope event that took place on October 30, 2014.
“The holiday season is often difficult for homeless men and women who are separated from their family and loved ones,” Said Eric Bauer, the Mission’s Executive Director. “A special meal, served by compassionate and caring volunteers, offers the warmth and home of family for people who have no other place to go.”
The meal was prepared by Harry’s Fresh Foods’ Chef David Mack, who has more than 20 years of award winning culinary experience. The chef-created meal included roasted sweet Italian sausage, vegetables, sweet potatoes, spiced apples and more.
“This is hope. A meal,” said Stewart, a dinner guest. “When you’re outside and you don’t have any money in your pocket or anything, I don’t know what I’d do without a nice hot meal like this.”
“At the end, one of the women came up to me and said, ‘Thank you. For at least a couple hours, I felt normal again,’” said Mark Murray, Vice President of Sales at Harry’s Fresh Foods. “To have that kind of an impact, to be able to give that hope, just by us giving them an evening like this – it’s tremendous.”
Since Harry’s Fresh Foods was founded in Portland back in 1977, our recipes have been rooted in local Portland food. Our community is extremely important to us and feeding people that are hungry right here in our own home town just makes sense.
We invite you to join us in partnering with Portland Rescue Mission to help bring wholesome food to men, women and children in need right here at home.