There are many Portland area children who rely on school lunches during the week as a primary food source. On the weekend, these underserved children often go without food. This program provides healthy lunches for the weekend to supplement the meals that these children may be missing.
Founded in 2008, the Portland Backpack Lunch Program has helped hundreds of children in Portland every school year. Last year alone, the program distributed over 8,000 weekend food sacks to 237 schoolchildren in need.
Lumencor is proud to give back to the community through the Portland Backpack Lunch Program. On April 29, our team met up to work together to pack weekend lunches and write encouraging notes to the kids. Program director, Marylin Mauch, gave us a brief, informative talk on the needs facing underserved and underprivileged children in the Portland Metro area.
The Portland Backpack Lunch program primarily services NE Portland and the Woodlawn, Scott and King elementary schools. If you’re interested in making a donation or volunteering your time to this great cause, visit the Portland Backpack Lunch Program Facebook page or call 503.284.4647.