Join us on Giving Tuesday Now – today, May 5, 2020 – and help us raise $50,000 to FEED PDX! Arnerich Massena matched the first $10,000 in donations to The Hopscotch Foundation to get us closer to reaching our goal; if we do, we may be able to feed as many as 10,000 more children during this pandemic crisis!
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 200,000 children in Oregon faced food insecurity. Free breakfast and lunch programs at schools provided students with much-needed consistent meals. Now, with these programs significantly impacted due to school closures, many children and families are without resources or even transportation to access critically needed sustenance. Healthy food is essential to fuel the online learning these children are engaged in, and thus the challenge is doubly profound.
Our I AM Learning Partnership has deep connections to many of these children and families so desperately in need. In searching to fulfill the nutritional needs of children in our programs at Irvington Elementary School, we were connected to the Hopscotch Foundation, which was already providing food assistance to multiple schools in the metro area. That’s why Arnerich Massena, in conjunction with the Hopscotch Foundation, launched FEED PDX to help raise funds to provide these young minds and families with the consistent nutritional support necessary to thrive, grow, and continue learning. Join us to FEED PDX!