The Safe Routes to School team has assembled a list of resources for families to access during the closure of Oregon schools in response to COVID-19.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community Monday through Friday. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the following locations:
- 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
*Food Pantries: Another way for families to get food will be at food pantries once a week at the PPS campuses marked above with *. Please see the list of locations, days and times.
^Rosa Parks also will distribute dinners Mondays from 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Centennial School District is offering walk up/drive up food services between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the following schools:
- Centennial High School (by the back auditorium) - 3505 SE 182nd Ave
- Powell Butte Elementary - 3615 SE 174th Ave
- Meadows - 18009 SE Brooklyn St
- Parklane/Oliver - 15811 SE Main St
- Patrick Lynch Elementary - 1546 SE 169th Pl
From 9:00 – 11:00 AM. (Mon-Fri) DDSD is serving Grab and Go breakfast and lunch at four DDSD sites:
- Gilbert Heights Elementary School: 12839 SE Holgate Blvd
- Ventura Park Elementary School: 145 SE 117th Ave
- Ron Russell Middle School: 3955 SE 112th Ave
- David Douglas High School (SOUTH CAMPUS): 1500 SE 130th Ave
Parkrose School District is providing packaged breakfast and lunch at two schools from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
- Parkrose Middle School - 11800 NE Shaver St
- Russell Elementary School - 2700 NE 127th Ave
Additionally, the Food Pantry will be open on Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:00 PM at Parkrose Middle School.
More information about food
SUN Food Sites
SUN Community School Food Pantries, in partnership with Oregon Food Bank, provide 3-5 days of nutritious food to families for weekend, evening and other non-school days when food is hard to come by.
Summer Meals Oregon / El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is available in hundreds of communities throughout Oregon, offering free meals and snacks to all kids ages 1-18. Community summer meal programs are open to all families without paperwork or signing up – kids can just drop in. Many programs also offer fun activities so kids can stay active and keep learning.
Oregon Food Finder
Find your nearest food pantry.
Recursos en español
- Información sobre COVID-19 de Multnomah County
- Información sobre COVID-19 de los Centros para el control y la prevención de enfermedades (CDC)
- Mi héroe eres tú a un libro para niños sobre COVID-19
- Pedestrian Safer Journey and Bicycle Safer Journey videos y exámenes para estudiantes en español e inglés
Multilingual information about COVID-19
Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 (video)
The City of Portland and Multnomah County Health Department developed a video to make sure all community members get important messages about how to stay safe, slow the spread of the virus and get updated information.
General COVID-19 Information from Multnomah County
- Información sobre el coronavirus - Spanish
- 新型冠状病毒相关信息 - Chinese
- Thông Tin Về Vi-Rút - Vietnamese
- CoronaИнформация О Коронавирусе - Russian
- Lus Hmoob - Hmong
- Arabic - العربية
Children's Story about COVID-19
This is a story developed for and by children from around the world through the coordination of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share with the IASC about how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mi héroe eres tú - Spanish
- Ты мой герой - Russian
- 你是我心中的英雄 - Chinese
- Arabic - بطلتي أنت
- More languages and information
Ways You Can Help
- Donate or volunteer with Multnomah County
- Support Oregon Food Bank
- Free Geek Technology Donations can help families and students work from home
- Learn how to make a mask and then donate it (or many) to Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare or Multnomah County
Mental Health and Wellness
- Oregon YouthLineis a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line.
- Talking with Kids about COVID-19, from Multnomah County Library
- Resilience to Hate Resource Guide from Portland United Against Hate (PUAH); PUAH and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) encourage all victims and survivors of discriminatory actions stemming from this pandemic to report the incidents to ReportHatePDX.com.
- Multnomah County Mental Health & Wellness Resources
- TriMet has reduced service and has limited the number of people who can ride the bus at one time.
- COVID-19 Transportation Questions and Answers, by the City of Portland
Online Learning and Shelter-In-Place Activities
- NAYA is recruiting students for Ninth Grade Counts, a free program to give students a head start for 9th grade
- Oregon Outdoor School learning resources for Stay Home, Save Lives
- Bike Education at Home video series from Bike New York
- How to Fix a Flat Tire video from Oregon Safe Routes to School
- Stay-At-Home STEM Resources from Women In Science PDX
- Remote learning resources on pedestrian and bike safety for K-12 students from Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School
- Nature Bingo Activities from Mass Audubon
- Traffic Garden Home Activities from Discover Traffic Gardens
- The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) created a guide for online learning. It includes recommendations for incorporating learning into your new daily life. Find more suggestions on maintaining routines, learning in everyday life, and more on their Distance Learning for All website.
Outdoor Learning and Family Activities
Please note: Make sure to follow CDC guidelines and wash your hands before and after you visit a park, trail, or natural area, or any other public space. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. The Portland Bureau of Transportation strongly encourages community members to follow Governor Brown's Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order and stay at their homes as often as possible, unless they are engaged in essential activities.
- Neighborhood scavenger hunt by ECO2school
- Plan a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood using our interactive bike map.
- 5th graders: Plan your route to middle school and practice it! Take a walk or bike ride. Find route planning tips here.
- 8th graders: Plan your route to high school and practice it! Take a walk or bike ride. Find route planning tips here.
- Start a neighborhood window walk. Use social media to pick a theme with your neighbors (such as teddy bears or rainbows) and ask your neighbors to put drawings in their windows. Take a walk around your neighborhood and see how many you can spot!
- Create a nature rubbing. All you need is a sheet of paper and a dark crayon to create a cool image of a bit of nature.
- Have fun with sidewalk chalk! You can play hopscotch, leave nice messages for neighbors, or draw your favorite animal.