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Since 1988 HOPE (Help Our People Eat), has been dedicated to providing emergency service to those in need in the greater Rainier community.

HOPE continually strives to meet the ever increasing needs and growing numbers of the homeless, elderly, unemployed and working poor residents by providing food and other necessities. Our goal is simply to make sure that no resident suffers from hunger.

Whether it's the single mother working a minimum wage job, the family that suddenly is homeless, the disabled person unable to work or the elderly on a fixed income, HOPE works to provide the assistance needed in a friendly, welcoming and non-judgemental atmosphere. Hope is a place they can go when there is no other help available.

Our primary goal is to provide a 3-5 day supply of food to qualified families and individuals who reside in the 97048 zip code area. When available, personal care items and paper products are also provided.

HOPE is an affiliate of the Columbia Pacific Food Bank and is a tax exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)3 agency. HOPE operates on a very small budget and is funded by donations, fund raisers, grants and resale income. The bulk of the food received for distribution is from the Oregon Food Bank network and public donations. Donations to HOPE are tax deductible.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parentatal status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at programs.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Last Updated: Sept 22, 2014