SnowCap Food & Coat Drive -Portland Bicycling Club

SnowCap Food & Coat Drive

2019 has been a great year for cycling. A fall season filled with dry and warm weather has provided more cycling opportunities for all. However, as demonstrated by the ever increasing number of homeless tents along the bike paths and roadways, life continues to be challenging for those with minimal resources and rising housing costs. While hardship for the campers is quite obvious, there are thousands of families who may have a roof over their heads, but are still in deep need of food, clothing, and other necessities of comfort.

Our December club member meeting, traditionally, has given members an opportunity to donate to SnowCap Community Charities*, and this year is no exception. Items needed this year are:

  • Nonperishable food items
  • Gently used coats
  • Clean egg cartons with lids (12 or 18 count)
  • Paper, grocery-sized bags
  • Cash donations or checks, made out to SnowCap, also accepted (to purchase items rarely donated)

Members have always been generous in the past, and it is hoped the tradition will be carried on again this year. So, now is a good time to go through the coat closet and food pantry or pick up a couple extra items at the store to pass on to a family in need.

Bring your donations to the December 5 meeting, and we’ll see they get to SnowCap. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Happy holidays to all!

Joan Cullen & Dave Ek, Club Members

* SnowCap has provided family assistance in the east Multnomah County community since 1967, and each year they find the need increasing for food and clothing. More information can be found on their website,