Portland Backpack serves children at risk of hunger by providing food for weekends when food insecurity is highest. We also engage the community in our efforts to create a greater impact that reaches beyond reducing hunger.
Bottom Line for Portland
“Normally” all 575 Backpack kids served rely on free meals at school. What do they rely on when school is virtual? Portland Backpack and you! We provide a weekend meal sack to be picked up with school Grab and Go meals. For kids who can’t get to school, they can have a grocery gift card mailed to them. Tucked into each is a care card handmade to share how much their community cares.
Donate $108 and New Seasons Market will match it with $108, and together you will be feeding one kid for the year! New Seasons will match a total of 25 $108 donations.
“I would love to go back to being a school counselor. Right now I am just trying to get my families food.” —Fall 2020 Portland Public Schools counselor