Portland, like many communities, is concerned about food insecure children. At PUMC, we are pleased to be able to assist our local non-profit organization, Portland Backpacks for Bellies (PBB), by providing a place for this group to store their donated items and assist in preparing backpacks for distribution. Our UM Women donate some of their time each month to helping this organization. To find out more about this small organization, contact them through email PortlandBackpacksforBellies@gmail.com or checkout their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/portlandbackpacksforbellies/
Please know the backpacks: • Are given to participating students each Friday in their schools. • Are filled with ready-to-eat, or easy to prepare, foods such as granola bars, oatmeal, shelf-stable milk, fruit, and crackers. • Are distributed to students in a discreet, and caring manner. Students’ names will be kept confidential by the school and not shared with the Portland Backpacks for Bellies program.