Portland Backpack

BIPOC-Led Organization


Serving children at risk of hunger by providing meals for weekends when food insecurity is highest. Engaging the community in our efforts creates a greater impact that reaches beyond reducing hunger.

Bottom Line for Portland

Every Friday in Portland, thousands of kids go home worried about having enough to eat on the weekend. Portland Backpack offers a simple solution, put a sack of meals into their hands to take home each Friday.


“I have a child in my office every week who doesn't feel good. Have you eaten? No. Do you have food at home? No. Our kids really need your program.” School nurse at back-to-school event.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Portland Backpack seeks to reflect the diversity and beauty of the students and families at the 15 partner elementary schools. 


Ruby Jewel will sweeten the deal! Receive one VIP coupon for a free ice cream sandwich for every $25 donation - max four coupons. 

All donations of $216 or more will be entered to win one of 10 Fjällräven backpacks. Drawing to be held January 30th.

Business Partner(s)

Ruby Jewel https://www.rubyjewel.com/

Fjällräven https://www.fjallraven.com/us/en-us

$29,328 raised of $40,000 goal
315 donations
73% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2017

Tax ID: 82-1797993

Portland Backpack is in the Hunger category which is sponsored by New Seasons Market

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