Clay Street Table

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Creating a caring community,

feeding hungry people

Clay Street Table is the dramatic expansion of the meals program and food pantry first begun at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish in 2010 and now located at First Christian Church, with a mission “to feed those who are hungry in body or in spirit.”

In 2021, we provided over 240,000 meals of food and groceries to youth and adults in our downtown community.   Equally important is how we serve.  We value the dignity of all who come, treating our neighbors and friends from the street in ways that are affirming, respectful, nonjudgmental and supportive.

We do more than simply put food on the table.  We are building up a community around the table, with and for our vulnerable neighbors who often feel isolated and alone.  As a community member once said after a dinner, “The food was great and all, but what’s really great is that we know you care.”

Oregon Food Bank has recognized us as a partnering agency since March 2011.

We welcome all, without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any activity of our program.