Day 4: Portland Backpack

Chanukah is a time that we celebrate light. In this darkest time of year, help us bring light to nonprofits in our community. This December in our 8 Days of Giving campaign, we’re highlighting some of our favorite local community organizations. 100% of the donations collected on this page will go directly to the organization featured! Check back tomorrow to see who’s next!

Portland Backpack makes sure that the kids who rely on the free meals at school have food on the weekends. With COVID, that means 450 weekend meal sacks for kids to pick up and 600 grocery gift cards for families each month.

“Portland Backpack helps us make relationships that are essential to learning. When you are missing your basic need of food you don’t listen to those that tell you “learning is important” and you don’t’ see them connecting to who you are and how you are living, you don’t care about what they tell you.”

School Principal Myrna Munoz, Rigler School

Celebrate the fourth night of Hanukah with a gift to Portland Backpack