Thursday, October 28, 2010

UPS Store on SE Woodstock Joins Feast for Southeast

upsstore.jpgWhen you're trying to plan a big community event to take place on a major holiday, one of the biggest concerns is getting the word out.  Though nowadays we have more methods than ever to help us accomplish this goal, there's a tried and true tactic that can be very costly - printing and distributing color flyers and posters.

Thanks to Don McKenney, owner of the UPS Store on SE Woodstock, Feast for Southeast has one less thing to worry about.  The UPS Store will generously donate printing services and paper to help Feast for Southeast promote and market the Thanksgiving Day event.  A big thank-you to Don and the UPS Store!!! Welcome to Feast for Southeast, we are thankful to have you join us.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Great Harvest Bread Co. of Clackamas to Support Feast for Southeast

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We're so excited and happy to announce that locally-owned Great Harvest Bread Company in Clackamas is on board to support our Thanksgiving event!!!  You know the place....maybe last time you went to Target and stepped out of your car in the parking lot you smelled the delicious scent of freshly-baked bread....mmmmmm.  If you're anything like me, you may have investigated further, and you may have been pleasantly greeted by a friendly face and a free slice of bread.

Well, you're not alone.  Jim and Robin, the owners of Great Harvest would like to extend this warm, welcoming feeling to the guests of Feast for Southeast through a donation of bread items for the event.  We can already smell it baking (in our imaginations) and are so thankful for this wonderful new partner.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Impact Northwest Joins Feast for Southeast

Last week we had a meeting with our friend Gabi, who works at Impact Northwest and gave her an update on our Thanksgiving meal for Southeast Portland.  We asked for her help in spreading the word through the network of families Impact Northwest works with.  We also hoped to get an official endorsement from the organization.  Well, this week brought great news as we heard back from Julie, Director of Early Child Development that we had a resounding "thumbs up" in terms of Impact Northwest's partnership with us on the event.  Furthermore, we are excited about the possibility of working with their Dad's Group and getting additional helping hands in that way.  Thank you Impact Northwest!!

Portland ImpactAbout Impact Northwest:

Impact Northwest’s mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty.
They are a unique non-profit human service organization, serving over 60,000 childrenyouthfamiliesseniors, and adults with disabilities annually, throughout Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties. Their services are designed to help people improve their quality of life and live independently.

To learn more go to their Web site.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Partner - Oregon Culinary Institute

We had a really great meeting last night with Josh, our friend and who is a chef that teaches at Oregon Culinary Institute, as he told us that OCI is really looking forward to supporting this great event via kitchen / food help.  To be able to count on an organization such as OCI is a blessing for "Feast for Southeast".  We currently are working on the details, but just wanted to share the great news and update everyone.  Thanks Josh for a great time last night talking about food, and catching up on the family too.

Thank you Oregon Culinary Institute for joining Feast for Southeast this year!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Feast for Southeast" - Caring for our neighbors.

We are a group of Southeast Portland neighbors coming together to host a community Thanksgiving meal on November 25th, 2010 from 2-4pm at the Mt. Scott Community Center.  The meal will benefit those residents of Southeast Portland who find themselves in unfortunate situations – the homeless, the unemployed or underemployed, families in need, the lonely.
Feast for Southeast is inviting local businesses, organizations and individuals to make tax-deductible donations toward the hard costs of the event, including food, beverages, and supplies.
The group will honor all contributions with signage at the Feast for Southeast event, inclusion in the final press release and live mentions both at the holiday event and in resulting news coverage. It is a great way for businesses to make an impact on the community and gain positive exposure.
Businesses interested in making donations to the event, or individuals interested in volunteering their time or talent should contact Feast for Southeast  at for more information.