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School Food Distribution Volunteer

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PORTLAND BACKPACK

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested
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Volunteer to pass out free weekend food sacks to high-need elementary school kids at one of the five Portland public schools we serve! Distribution happens on Fridays from 3-5pm at either Rosa Parks Elementary, Rigler, Scott, MLK Jr, or Woodlawn. This is a weekly commitment, though if you are interested in being called on as a sub, feel free to reach out as well!

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About PORTLAND BACKPACK

Location:

2620 NE FREMONT ST, PORTLAND, OR 97212, US

Mission Statement

Portland Backpack serves 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.

Description

Since 2008, Portland Backpack has distributed 100,000+ nutritious weekend food sacks (and now with COVID, gift cards) to children who rely on school meals for food. Our food sacks contain meal items for the weekend that can be prepared by kids, are nutritious, and taste good. We work with all members of our community to help make sure no kid has to face hunger any day of the week. Along with the food sacks and gift cards, each kid receives a care card: a note or drawing with a positive message to show the child their community is looking out for them. We have grown since 2008 and now serve students who attend five Portland public elementary schools: Martin Luther King Jr., Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, and Woodlawn.

Children & Youth
Hunger

WHEN

Fri Sep 18, 2020 - Fri Dec 11, 2020
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

2620 NE FremontPortland, OR 97217

(45.5751,-122.686)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Every Friday school is in session from 3-5pm.
  • Must be okay being outside for 2 hours and greeting children while wearing a mask and staying friendly!

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