Pantry Hours:

Mon, Wed - Fri
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kitchen Hours:

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


59 NW Ava Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Mailing Address:

507 West Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030

What is Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry?

Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry is a community outreach program housed in Gresham, Oregon providing food for low-income families and the homeless in the Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview and surrounding area.

Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry was established in 1985 with the mission to feed the hungry in the greater Gresham Area. With that in mind, we set up a Kitchen to feed hungry and homeless people in our area. In 2001, we were able to add a Pantry to provide food for families that have a hard time making it through the month. The need for these services has not diminished since we first opened our doors. We have seen an increase in the need for the services we provide. In order to meet the need, we have set service goals for the next few years.


The kitchen feeds 150 meals a day Monday through Friday. We would like to be open on Saturday too, but do not have the staff necessary to make that happen yet. Over the past 3 years we have seen a steady rise in the number of meals provided.


The pantry provides a 3 day food supply to needy families each time they visit. They are allowed to visit us 6 times a year. We currently are open 4 days a week. We have a need for more volunteers as well as food and funds so that we can achieve our goal to be open 5 days a week and provide families with boxes on a monthly basis. Last year we provided meals for 14,173 people, a record high.

We need your help

  • Hold a food drive at your place of work or worship
  • Make an individual or monthly contribution
  • Come to one of our fundraising events
  • Hold your own fundraiser
  • Make a memorial gift in honor of a loved one
  • Volunteer

Any one of our 10 Zarephath Board members would be happy to sit down and discuss the many options to work with them, all to benefit their mission of providing food for people in need in Gresham, OR. Contact Zarephath today.

Zarephath Financial Support

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Upcoming Events

  • July 27, 2019
    7th Annual Bite of East County
    All proceeds to benefit Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry. Held at Columbia Park in Troutdale, OR. Great Food, Live Music and lots of fun!