Articles in Category: Hunger
See them running and playing with newfound confidence, excited for their first day of school and the chance to “fit in” with their peers! Thanks to a loving organization known as My New Red Shoes, 491 school-aged kids throughout greater Portland are walking into school this Fall with a new pair of shoes and a new spring in their step.
According to The Portland Tribune, "In Oregon, 53 percent of all children rely on free or reduced price breakfasts or lunches during the school year. But only 21 percent of those eat free meals during the summer..." What happens to the rest during this time of year?
Potluck in the Park has been serving a free hot meal to anyone in need - no questions asked - since 1991. Every Sunday, rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, they're providing a hot meal in downtown Portland's O'Bryant Park. Thanks to wonderful volunteers, every Sunday a public park becomes a community of those wishing to serve anyone in need.
On Feburary 22, 2014 Beaverton Foursquare Church partnered with the local community to extend free medical care for those in need.
More than just food, HOTEL Ministry’s program equips churches to form relationships with the residents of these communities, inspiring family and fellowship where it’s needed most.
Cru sends 500 college students from 31 schools to gather data and initiate spiritual conversations in Portland’s poorest neighborhood.
Catalyst Partnerships NW has had amazing results with recent projects, completing five successful endeavors in August and September alone, while always looking for more.
Love In the Name of Christ is a network of churches, volunteers and community organizations who parter together to help people in need.
In 2011 Feeding America named Oregon one of the top five states with the highest rate for food insecure children.
Each year The Outpost at Shute Park gives children without summer lunch a free meal and a fun afternoon.