MAY FOOD DRIVE RESULTS:
We raised $9,654 and collected 2,428 pounds of food!!
Thank you to the following businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations in their concentrated effort to raise funds and food to reduce hunger for residents in NW and Downtown Portland.
If you are interested in hosting a food drive, let us know! We can provide collection barrels, posters, and schedule pick up.
Stuart Barthold, 82 years old, loves giving back to the city of Portland. He’s been volunteering for Lift Urban for 10 years doing food box deliveries four times a month. As Stuart
retired around nine years ago, he enjoys devoting his free time to Lift. Giving back to Northwest Portland’s community fills him with joy.
Stuart remembers one particular time a patron kissed him on the hand for his services. Working with all people at Lift, whether they’re in the pantry or at the office, puts a smile on Stuart’s face. Before volunteering, Stuart would contribute money, but one day he desired to give back himself, not just from his wallet. Ever since, Stuart has enjoyed every minute he spends with Lift to give back to his community.
Some Background on Stuart
Growing up a “rebellious teenager”, Stuart moved to Claremont, CA from Ft. Lauderdale Florida immediately after graduating high school. He lived in California for about 15 years before moving to Portland. He left the bustle of California for a job opportunity at Meier and Frank.
Now, Stuart has two children, both in their 50’s, three grandchildren, and his wife, Jackie, who he met on a blind date. It was the “luckiest day of his life,” he said. That must have been quite a big spurt of luck because they’ve been married now for 58 years. Together, they opened the business Jays Wide Shoes, a Portland business which is now owned by one of their sons.
Before working with Lift UP, Stuart volunteered with Meals on Wheels for four years. He heard about Lift UP from his wife, who said they needed drivers with vans, which he was. To this
day, Stuart has stuck with Lift UP's growing community. Lift UP is lucky to have such committed volunteers like Stuart Barthold.
Written by Isabel H.
Consider honoring Stuart
by making a donation in his name.
1808 NW Irving Street
Portland OR 97209
TOP VOLUNTEER NEEDS
- Food Box Delivery Driver
Deliver food to home bound residents in NW and downtown Portland.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Food Donation Drivers
Drive your own vehicle or our van or assist drivers in picking up high quality food for our programs.
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Lift Urban Portland is an equal opportunity provider.