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Portland Community School Provides Food to Students and Families


A growing number of Portland area children are going hungry. Fortunately, one community school’s effort to start a food bank has picked up steam locally and is being encouraged nationally.
The Kelly School, part of the Multnomah County region’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) school system, created its own food pantry with the help of the local state food bank three years ago to help tackle a growing problem in the state. Nearly a third of Oregon’s children aren’t sure where their next meal will come from on a daily basis, according to reports based on U.S Department of Agriculture findings. Early on, the pantry served about a dozen families. It has since grown to helping more than 60 families and is now replicated at several other SUN schools.
The Oregonian newspaper wrote in-depth piece about the program
Parade Magazine mentioned the Kelly School food pantry in its feature on lending a hand during the holiday season. 

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