Help Us Feed Hungry Kids This Summer

Drop off canned food throughout town or we’ll pick up!

Did you know summer is the hardest time of year for hungry kids? It makes sense considering schools provide lunch and breakfast for free or at reduced prices to low income kids during school days. But what are kids to do during a never-ending summer break? Food banks can lend a helping hand, but they are in a pickle, too — receiving most of their donations over the holidays, but going “dry” in the summer. Sunshine Division Collection Barrel

That’s why the Jack Howk SM / Rescue Rooter® team has teamed up with the Sunshine Division to help fill the summer food void. Help us feed the hungry by dropping off any canned food item at participating locations. If we are already servicing your home or business, we can pick up items from you there and even reduce your bill by up to $25 at the same time!

Your donations will be transported to the Sunshine Division’s emergency food warehouse, and then placed directly into the hands of children in need.

Donation Locations

We have distributed barrels throughout the Portland metro area for the public to fill with canned food items.




Dickey's Barbecue Pit

14700 SW Murray Scholls Dr


Heritage Village

123 SW Heritage Parkway


Clackamas Feed & Pet Supply

15734 SE 130th Ave


Cornell Pump

16261 SE 130th Ave


Wymore Transfer

12651 SE Capps Rd


Pub 212

20400 SE Highway 212


Gladstone Fire Department

555 Portland Ave


Larkspur Landing

3133 NE Shute Rd


Windermere West LLC

1341 NE Orenco Station Parkway


Windermere Realty Group

3689 Carman Drive, Suite 100

Lake Oswego

Windermere Stellar Lake Oswego

220 A Avenue, Suite 200

Lake Oswego

The Springs at Clackamas Woods

14404 SE Webster Rd


Friendsview Retirement Community

1301 E Fulton St


Apex, Inc

3300 NW 185th Av #153


Bridgeport Brewing

1318 NW Northrup St


Burnside Brewing

701 E Burnside St



550 NW 6th Ave


Stark Street Pub & Grill

14270 SE Stark St


Winderemere Stellar NW Johnson

733 NW 20th Avenue


Windermere Bridgeport Realty Group

16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road Suite #103


Windermere Northwest Real Estate

9755 SW Barnes Road Suite 255


Windermere Peninsula Realty Group

6110 N. Lombard Street


Windermere Stellar Lloyd Tower

825 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 120


Windermere Stellar Portland Heights

2424 SW Vista Avenue


Windermere Stellar Raleigh Hills

6443 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 100


Windermere Stellar Westmoreland

1610 SE Bybee Blvd.


Windermere/Community Realty

2105 NE 39th Ave., Suite 220


Les Schwab - Sandy

37895 HWY 26


Franco Athletic & Sports

13780 SW Galbreath Dr Bldg D


Windermere Stellar West Linn

21900 Willamette Drive, Suite #202

West Linn

Windermere Bridgeport Realty Group

31960 SW Charbonneau Dr., Ste. 105


Reduce Your Service Bill!

When our drain specialists and plumbers are out on service calls, they can also pick up donated food from customers that express an interest in participating. Customers will get $1 off per canned food item on any service up to $25 (offer expires by December 31, 2015 and can also be combined with other coupons offered by Jack Howk / Rescue Rooter.

Why We Are Doing This?

The need for food among local families is startling. In fact, nearly 50% of Portland public school children qualify for free and reduced lunch or breakfast, while 29.2% of Oregon kids are “food insecure” — meaning they don’t always know where their next meal will come from. This is the highest percentage of any state ( Oregonian, 2014).

In response, we launched our first-ever food drive for the Sunshine Division — a local charity that has partnered with the Portland Police Bureau for over 90 years. We especially value the work the Sunshine Division does on behalf of families and children and are honored to help. Sunshine Division Company

Since 1923, the Sunshine Division has provided emergency food at its North Portland warehouse six days per week. Sunshine Division assistance is also provided 24/7 through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. Each police precinct stores food boxes that can be dispatched anytime to local families and individuals in need.

“The Jack Howk / Rescue Rooter team’s enthusiasm is infectious — they even started collecting food for us before the designated food drive start date.” Kyle Camberg, Executive Director of the Sunshine Division

Extending Our Efforts!

To make an even greater impact, we have divided our workforce into four teams for the food drive, with each team selecting a charity. The team that raises the most food (measured by weight) this summer will have the honor of donating $1,000 to their designated charity on behalf of Jack Howk / Rescue Rooter. The charities are:

Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior Project® — honoring and empowering injured service members across the nation.

Providence Child Center — caring for Portland, Oregon’s most Providence Health and Servicesvulnerable children for over 60 years.

GuideDogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Blind’s Oregon Campus (located in Boring, Ore.) — preparing highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT) — DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital’s partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind to bring assisted therapy to the local community.

Please help us feed Portland’s hungry children this summer by participating!