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
Ninety-one percent of students at our four schools get free lunches on weekdays. But what about the weekends? That’s when Portland Backpack steps in. We engage the community to provide 11,110 nutritious weekend food sacks annually. We also tuck in a handmade card to let kids know how much we care.
The first 250 G!G donors of $35.00 or more will receive a $10 gift card from New Seasons Market.
“My dad told me that no one cares about me, but I know that they do because they give me this food.” —Student at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School