Richard Nudelman June 7, 1944 - Feb. 13, 2015

I have some sad news about our friend and the founder of the Portland Food Project, Richard Nudelman. Richard died Friday, Feb. 13th shortly after he went out for a run near his home in the Woodstock area. Richard died peacefully the way he wanted to, running.

I know I speak for all the members of the Portland Food Project's Steering Committee, Neighbor Coordinators, Food Donors and friends when I say Richard will be greatly missed. He has touched all of our lives and the lives of many people in Portland that never had the chance to know him.

Richard is survived by his daughter Lorien, son-in-Law DJ and his brother Bob.

Donations in Richard's honor can be made to his favorite charities; SNYP (Medford), Greyhound Pet Adoptions NW, Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (Chicago) and the Portland Food Project.

Currently a celebration of Richard's life is scheduled for his 71st birthday, Sunday June 7th, 2015 in Medford from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Orchard Home Bed & Breakfast, 1805 South Stage Road. There will also be a celebration in Portland, time, date & location to be announced later.

Richard's obituary will be posted in the Sunday Oregonian. Please sign the online guest book at

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2015 Pickup Dates:

  • Saturday, February 14th
  • Saturday, April 11th
  • Saturday, June 13th
  • Saturday, August 8th
  • Saturday, October 10th
  • Saturday, December 12th

Most Needed Items:

Non-Perishable Food

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Dried Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Masa
  • Brown Rice
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Side Dishes
  • Soy Milk
  • Canned Milk
  • Texturized Vegetable Protein
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Especially for Seniors

  • Dried Fruits
  • Ready made jell-o & pudding
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-
    Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap