Connecting Gresham to critical food resources during COVID-19

The Port of Portland was honored to play a small part in supporting the local nonprofit SnowCap Community Charities, which is providing critical food resources to those in need right now. Their demand is so great as everyone works to stop the spread of COVID-19, SnowCap needed more storage urgently.

The city of Gresham reached out to us over the weekend, and we quickly found two shipping containers and chassis thanks to partners at Portland Container and transportation provided by Shippers Transport Express. They were delivered to SnowCap on Monday and will be used to fill about 1,900 food-boxes.

Thank you to SnowCap for everything you are doing – and thanks to everyone out there who is stepping up for our most vulnerable community members.

Learn more about SnowCap’s important work in this video update from Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis.

We’re in this together.