Money, Food, and Personal Item Drive: Esther’s Pantry
Time: 2pm-8pm on 10/15/2016
Cost: Non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, and monetary donations!
Specifics: Our licensed and insured driving partners, will gather items for Esther’s Pantry from those who cannot make it between the hours of 2pm and 8pm, and bring them back to the drop site at The Embers Avenue. Between 8pm and 9pm, items and monies will be counted and packed, ready for delivery to Esther’s Pantry. For those who can make it to Ember’s Avenue, we will be accepting donations of items and money at Embers in the front bar on Saturday between 2pm-8pm.
Esther’s Pantry was founded in 1985 to provide financially challenged individuals living with HIV access to food and personal care items. The pantry was named in memory of Chester "Esther" Brinker, one of the first people in Portland to die of complications from AIDS. For over 30 years Esther’s has provided food and personal care items to thousands of people diagnosed with HIV. The Pantry serves over 200 clients a month with groceries, personal care items and pet food. The Imperial Sovereign Rose Court (ISRC) has been a huge supporter of Esther’s Pantry for many years, and we are here to continue that in the spirit of giving. Each item you donate will go to help someone or a family affected by HIV/AIDS.