DA volunteers pack kosher food boxes for Holocaust survivors


Recently, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office helped to sort and pack kosher food boxes for Holocaust survivors living in Multnomah County.

This event was organized by Multnomah County District Attorney Chief Investigator Paul Weatheroy.

“I am really proud of our team members for taking the time out of their busy evenings to do this very important work,” said Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill. “Giving back to our community is such an important thing to do. This is the second time, under the leadership of Chief Investigator Paul Weatheroy that this office has participated in an event at the Sunshine Division. When we heard about the Sunshine Division’s latest effort to help Holocaust survivors in our community, there wasn’t any hesitation in gathering a team together. We look forward to many more events to help our community become stronger.”

In June 2019, the Jewish Family & Child Service organization of Portland teamed up with the Sunshine Division to provide kosher-certified food to Holocaust survivors living in the Portland metro area.

“Kosher food can be expensive and is not always readily available in local grocery stores, making it difficult for survivors who are low income and have mobility issues to access kosher food,” according to the Sunshine Division’s website.

“This was a great event for our entire team. We sorted food and made kosher food boxes for nearly 80 Holocaust survivors living at or below poverty level in our community,” said Chief Investigator Weatheroy.

The JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities.

Click here to watch a KGW-TV broadcast that featured the collaboration between the Sunshine Division and the JFCS.

The Sunshine Division is a non-profit organization originally founded in 1923 by the Portland Police Bureau. The organization relies heavily on volunteer efforts to support its efforts.

The Sunshine Division operates two locations where the public can walk in to access food and clothing resources. Between the two locations, more than two million pounds of food and clothing are distributed to the public.

Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Phone: 503.988.6567

Email: Brent.Weisberg@nullmcda.us