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Community Resources for Food

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During the response to COVID-19, the following public resources are available to people who need food.

Portland Public Schools

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Click addresses below for directions via Google Maps:

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary
620 N Fremont Ave

César Chávez Elementary
5103 N Willis Blvd

George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave

Grout Elementary
3119 SE Holgate Blvd

Harrison Park School
2225 SE 87th Ave

Lent School
5105 SE 97th Ave

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
4906 NE 6th Ave

Rigler Elementary
5401 NE Prescott St

Rosa Parks Elementary
8960 N Woolsey Ave

Scott Elementary
6700 NE Prescott St

Sitton Elementary
9930 N Smith St

Woodmere Elementary
7900 SE Duke St

Markham Elementary
10531 SW Capitol Hwy

Madison at Marshall
3905 SE 91st Ave

Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward St

More information from Portland Public Schools, regarding access to meals

Additional School Districts

Additional school districts have also planned to feed children during this time. Here’s the current list we have:

Beaverton Schools

Breakfast and lunch for all students and children ages one and older, March 16–20 and March 30–31 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at designated sites. Students must be present at pick up. Visit the Beaverton School District website to view pick up sites.

Centennial High School

Drive-up or walk-up breakfast and lunch at Centennial High School, near the auditorium, and Parklane Elementary School through Wednesday, March 18 and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Times for breakfast will be from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Clackamas Schools

Breakfast and lunch will be available for all district students who need them starting Monday, March 16–March 31, Monday–Friday from 7:30–9:00 a.m. at Clackamas High, Milwaukie High, and Rex Putnam. A student must be present to receive the food.

David Douglas School District

Pick up breakfast (9–10 a.m.) and lunch (12–1 p.m.) at four sites: David Douglas High School, Ron Russell Middle School, Ventura Park Elementary School, and Gilbert Heights Elementary.

Evergreen School District

Breakfast and lunch grab-n-go sack meals from 9–10 a.m. for all community children 18 and younger. Pick up sites: Burton Elementary, Cascade MS, Covington MS, Crestline Elementary, Ellsworth Elementary, Heritage HS, Mill Plain Elementary, Silver Star Elementary.

Delivery: ESD will be operating normal elementary pick-up routes during the usual schedule to deliver meals to children 18 and younger at usual stops. This is for all district-wide elementary school routes on usual school days. Bus schedules and stops are located on the district website.

Gresham Barlow

Grab-and-go breakfast (8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) for students ages 18 and under. Locations: Clear Creek Middle School, Gordon Russell Middle School, Highland Elementary School, Hogan Cedars Elementary School, North Gresham Elementary School, East, Gresham Elementary School, Kelly Creek Elementary School, West Gresham Elementary School.

Hillsboro Schools

Meals will be offered to any child at any location, ages 1–18. Distribution times at the individual school sites are 10 a.m. for elementary school students, 11 a.m. for middle school students, and 12 p.m. for high school students. Pick up sites: R.A. Brown Middle School, Century High School, South Meadows Middle School, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Evergreen Middle School, Poynter Middle School, Liberty High School.

Parkrose Schools

Breakfast and lunch through March 20 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and Parkrose Middle School (11800 NE Shaver) and Russell Elementary (2700 NE 127th). Students must be present to get their meals.

Reynolds School District Reynolds School District will be offering meals for all students and families 18 and under at our three middle schools (H.B. Lee, Reynolds Middle, and Walt Morey) and at Reynolds High School during the week of March 16–20. Curbside, pick-up distribution will be Monday-Friday from 11:30am–1:00pm.


We have also learned of restaurants in the community that are donating meals while school districts are shut down.

PDX Sliders in Sellwood and on Division is giving free food to kids affected by school closures. Say "school is out" and the meal is free.

Laughing Planet restaurants are giving free meals to kids who are on free or reduced meal plans.

Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro, on SE Water Avenue, is giving out free meals to children and families who need a warm lunch while they're out of school.

Jojo food truck in Southeast Portland, is giving away food to kids, restaurant workers and other Portlanders in need.

The Homeless Youth Continuum has compiled a calendar of where anyone can receive a free meal, no questions asked. There are 20+ options from around the Portland area on most days.

Additional Food Resources

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels People dining centers will be providing take-home meals to its constituents in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties beginning Friday, March 13, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method. More information on Meals on Wheels modified service model.

Food Pantries

Another way for families to get food will be at food pantries at PPS campuses. Please see the list of locations, dates and times for the week of March 16-20 (PDF 127 KB). For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.


Expensify.org is going to temporarily redirect all of its charitable funds from paying school debt to support families on SNAP. With its ability to reimburse volunteers directly in real-time, Expensify.org is matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family. Learn more about Expensify's program.