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Free Lunch + Play

Free Lunch + Play is a critical part of PP&R's Summer Free for All - offering free meals and activities for kids during the summer.

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Program Partner Pledge Form

2021 Program Partner Pledge 

57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. The Free Lunch + Play program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside community partners, Meals on Wheels People, Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds, Parkrose, and Centennial School Districts, PP&R coordinates the Free Lunch + Play program to ensure that it meets the changing needs in our community. PP&R and its partners are constantly innovating. Our Mobile Lunch + Play program brings recreation to children at apartment complexes in neighborhoods where parks and playgrounds don’t exist.

Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!


Help Support Free Lunch + Play

The last year has been unprecedented for all of us as we experience the COVID-19 global health crisis. In these circumstances, with all communities impacted, Portland Parks & Recreation must focus on the highest needs of the people we serve.

During this public health crisis, access to nutritious food has proven to be one of the highest needs in our community. PP&R will play an important role in keeping kids healthy this summer by offering our Free  Lunch + Play program. Youth will be able to count on FREE lunches and safe outdoor recreation—citywide—from June through August. We are ready to mobilize and focus our work to meet these needs.

If you would like to support this effort, please pledge below.

Support Free Lunch + Play

Questions about the program?
Alicia Hammock, Summer Free For All Program Interim Supervisor
503-729-0332   |   alicia.hammock@portlandoregon.gov


Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Nike - Made to Play color logo

Mobile Lunch + Play Sponsor

Bank of America color logo


Hunger Relief Partners
Portland Public Schools
Hood to Coast - Emergency Food Distribution Network
Imperfect Foods
Parkrose School District
Portland Backpack Program
Reynolds School District
Urban Gleaners

Program Partners
BIPOC Artist Performance
CareOregon
Cascade Blues Association
Food Hero
Greenbrier
Home Forward
Human Solutions
Multnomah Arts Center Association
Multnomah County Libraries Books 2 U
OHSU
Oregon Blue Print
Oregon Department of Education
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Portland Art Museum
Portland Opera
Regence BlueCross BlueShield & Cambia Health Solutions
Rose CDC


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