Portland Backpack

BIPOC-Led Organization


Portland Backpack’s mission is to serve children who are at risk of hunger by providing food sacks for weekend days when food scarcity is higher. We believe that 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 with a care card into their hands to take home each Friday. 


“When we are meeting our children's need sometimes we do our best and it's like ‘this is what we have’. But what I love about Portland Backpack is it wasn't ‘this is just what we have’ but ‘what do you need’ and the response to that from Portland Backpack was incredible.” - Nichole Watson, Principal, Prescott Elementary

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Portland Backpack we believe that when people are able to bring their full selves to work it benefits us all. Although we have a ways to go in aligning our values with our policies, we are committed to doing the transformational and foundational work needed to achieve true equity.


The person who donates the largest total amount in December will receive a Portland Trailblazers ball autographed by the whole team! (Including Damian Lillard)

$34,890 raised of $30,000 goal
294 donations
116% 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.

They're a micro-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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