Housing and Food Security

Friends of Zenger Farms

We are a working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. We are guided by a vision of a healthy, resilient community, where the wellbeing and prosperity of children and adults, regardless of race, geography or socio-economic status, is enhanced through access to affordable, plentiful and nourishing foods. We believe nourishment is a basic human right.

Current Positions:
Community Engagement Assistant: The intern will work with a Community Engagement and Community Chef Coordinator to support Open Farm days with programming support and outreach. Open Farm Days at Zenger Farm are focused on celebrating diverse food traditions, cooking and sharing food, food wellness education, gardening, and other skills in order to strengthen community capacity, build community connectedness, and improve equitable access to nutritious foods in East Portland.The Community Engagement Intern will help staff support volunteers in carrying out gardening tasks, as well as commit to attending scheduled events that fall within the seasonal time commitment. The Community Engagement Intern will lead activities, engage children and adults in conversation and educational materials.


Meal on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

Current Positions:
Program Assistant: Responsible to assist with preparation and service of meals, training and scheduling of volunteers, packing, pick-up and delivery and maintenance of accurate records for Meals on Wheels People participants and volunteers. Provide support to fundraising, client services and administrative tasks as assigned.