Student and Alumni Food Drives

2020 has made us reimagine many things, including the Student Food Drive and the Alumni Food Drive. The health and safety of our community and the families that we serve is our top priority as we continue this Jesuit tradition.

There are still several volunteer opportunities to partake in to help families come together. We would love your help in these efforts!

Raise money to purchase grocery gift cards

Sponsor families with gifts

Donate to support the Alumni Food Drive and provide grocery gift cards

Love Letters

We need your help creating love letters for the families who will be receiving the gift cards. As a family, you can write, draw and decorate cards, filling them with hope, love and light for the holidays.

Please mail us your love letters or drop them off at the DeSmet building on the Jesuit campus by December 11th:

Jesuit High School
Attn: Kathy Baarts
9000 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Portland OR 97225

We'd love to share your pictures of this project! Please email pictures of your family and finished cards to

Donate Non-Perishables

Our school and alumni communities will be collecting non-perishables for the St. Andrew and St. Cecilia Catholic Church food pantries at the Jesuit campus from December 5-12. There will be labeled boxes outside the Spirit Store when you are exiting the Cronin Field parking lot. Our goal is to stock these pantries for many months to come.

Simple Meals

Each year during Food Drive season, Jesuit offers a "Simple Meal" of soup and a roll for $1 during lunch. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff participate as a way to be in solidarity with people who experience hunger on a regular basis. On Monday, December 14, we invite you and your family to partake in a simple meal at home for lunch or dinner. You will likely feel hungry later on. This is a simple reminder of what so many of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity feel on a regular basis.

Mark Your Calendar

Sat, Dec 12th

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sader Lights! (Bring non-perishables. Get a t-shirt!)

Mon, Dec 14th

Picture Day. (Bring non-perishables. Get a t-shirt!)

Mon, Dec 15th

Simple Meal

Tues, Dec 15th

Picture Day. (Bring non-perishables. Get a t-shirt!)

Tues, Dec 15th

Last Day to Drop Off Non-Perishables @ JHS.

Thur, Dec 17th

Delivery Day.


If you have any questions about the Student Food Drive, please contact Andrea Casey, Director of Arrupe Center for Justice, at or 503-291- 5496.

If you have any questions about the Alumni Food Drive, please contact Kathy Baarts at or 503-291-5414.