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Northeast Portland Backpack Lunch Program Fundraiser

2015_06 Backpack Lunch logoThe Portland Backpack Program, parent program of NECN fiscally sponsored King School Backpack Lunch Program, has been chosen as a donation recipient at the non-profit Dekum Street philanthro-pub, the Oregon Public House, for six months! What this means: Anyone who eats or drinks there at any time between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, can designate a portion of their bill to go to the Backpack program.

More information about the Backpack Program:

Every week during the school year, the Backpack Lunch Program puts a weekend lunch sack in the backpacks of schoolchildren who need food on Saturday and Sunday when school lunches aren’t available. Each weekend sack contains food items for two lunches. During the 2014-2015 school year, the program served about 225 children, with about 2/3rd of those served located in King or Woodlawn.

To follow the program, learn more, donate, or volunteer, head to their Facebook page.

For information, hours, and location of the Oregon Public house, click here.

2015 NECN Community Grant Recipients

Six community-based projects received $2,000 for 2015 through NECN’s Community Grants program, as approved on March 17 by NECN’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the grants program is to provide neighborhood and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality … Continue reading