'It's important that we can work as a community to end the food insecurity.'
EUGENE, Ore. - A group of dedicated volunteers has spent the last four years trying to make food one less worry for the homeless population in Eugene. Now, they're planning to expand their practice to Portland as well.
The Burrito Brigade is a non-profit whose mission is to end food insecurity.
Every Saturday and Sunday, volunteers meet at the First Christian Church in Eugene to make a warm meal for those who might not have had the chance to eat yet that day.
Jennifer Denson is one of the organizers, and she says that many people rely on their meals.
"There is not a lot of choices on Saturday and Sunday," said Denson. "White Bird and Occupy Medical kind of rely on our burritos, so it's important that we can work as a community to end the food insecurity."
Now the non-profit has expanded their services to Portland, making more meals than ever before.
"They made 738 meals, which is a record for all of us," said Denson. "It's exciting that Portland has launched, it's exciting that we are both Saturday and Sunday and we are able to function every weekend and we can now feed over 1,500 meals each weekend."
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Burrito Brigade, you can RSVP on their Facebook Page. The next Portland Burrito Brigade will be on February 11th.