Mission Statement

Small Gestures’ mission is to improve the quality of life and provide help to people living in the greater Portland area through our humble service, by means at our disposal, and to treat all members of our community with respect, kindness, and without any discrimination..

Ongoing Programs

1.      Food Distribution to the Under-Privileged and the Homeless

Volunteers buy all the ingredients and cook fresh, healthy vegetarian meals from scratch.  They transport the meals to designated events, make sure the food remains at optimum temperature, and serve each plate themselves. The meals are cooked and served according to the Oregon Food Handler Guidelines to approximately 500 people on a given day, on a regular basis since March 6, 2011.  Small Gestures is happy to partner with other organizations, such as Potluck in the Park at O’Bryant Square, in Portland.

2.      Yoga Classes


Volunteers provide free yoga lessons to the community to help individuals improve their health and well-being.

Please download the Yoga Flier for more details.

Future Programs

Small Gestures is grateful to its volunteers for their enthusiasm and bounty of ideas for future programs and opportunities to serve the community.