Send a Meal, Support a Rosewood Business!
“Nelly’s Taqueria is really grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work with Rosewood on such a great program to cater to the homeless community. Thanks to this we are able to keep our doors open and continue to grow and continue to serve food for people. Gracias.”~ Oscar, owner of Nelly’s Taqueria
The COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us, but for struggling residents and businesses in the Rosewood neighborhood it is especially challenging. The Rosewood neighborhood in East Portland is diverse and resilient, but the community suffers from decades of disinvestment. That makes for a tough environment for small businesses to thrive and for neighbors to find and keep high quality affordable housing. When the pandemic hit in March, it was clear right away that our community would be disproportionately impacted.
We decided to come together as a community to do something about it. With limited funds from Prosper Portland, we started a program supporting two local Rosewood restaurants, Nelly’s Taqeria and Chai Thai, to provide dinner weekly for the residents of Human Solutions’ two emergency shelters, Lilac Meadows for families and the Gresham Women’s Shelter. On a typical night, about 220 people eat dinner in these shelters.
“Our shelter team is doing amazing frontline work right now during the COVID pandemic. When a hot, ready-to-serve dinner is delivered by a volunteer driver from a local restaurant, our staff and shelter residents feel cared for by our community. We couldn’t be more grateful for this delicious food and all the donations we have been getting from everyone in our incredible community. Thanks to each and every one of you. We are for sure stronger together.” ~Tamara, Human Solutions shelter manager
You Can Help Grow the Impact: Send a Meal, Support a Rosewood Business!
Your contribution will not only provide meals to residents at one of two Human Solutions’ emergency shelters, but also support two Rosewood businesses to survive the economic impacts of COVID-19. So your donation, no matter the size, has a real impact on our local community!
$250 provides dinner for 50 women experiencing homelessness
$25 provides dinner for a family
$10 provides two meals