Fighting Childhood Hunger
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Take Action INC
We work to increase awareness of the severity of childhood hunger in our neighborhoods and the serious damage the a lack of nourishment has on these children. The sad truth is that in spite of the efforts of our government, food banks, and other organizations, thousands of children deal with food insecurity. These children are provided with meals at school, but they often have little to no food at home during school breaks and on weekends.
TAKE ACTION INC provides backpacks full of food to many of these children in Portland metropolitan area schools each weekend during the school year.
With your donations we are able to purchase food in bulk at a discount from Grocery Outlet Stores and other suppliers. We typically will deliver a four to six week supply of food directly to each school. At the school we rely on the Principal and Counselors to coordinate the program. In most of the schools we serve there is a counselor on site from Impact Northwest or Neighborhood House. These Counselors are a very important part of what we do. They have long term relationships with the families we serve. They understand their financial situations, dietary restrictions, and how many if any younger siblings there are in the home. Our goal is to provide nourishment for all of the children in a household.
Each Friday and before every school break, volunteers custom pack backpacks for the children to take home. On the next school day the children return the backpack for the next use.