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#1 doit

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

I work for an organization in the Lents neighborhood called Portland YouthBuilders (www.pybpdx.org), which helps low-income high-school dropouts with education, vocational training, and long term support. These young people are living in poverty and generally don't have enough money for healthy food day in and day out; many have days during the month when they eat only one or two meals a day.

For the past few years one of our donors has generously purchased breakfast food for our students on the days that they take their GED tests (approximately 2-4 days per quarter), but that donor recently moved out of state and we are left with a need to fill. Having a real, nutritious breakfast for our students is always important, but especially on testing days.

Can anyone help with ideas of who to approach, specific contact info for vendors or restaurants who could pitch in, or offers of food donations? We are looking for donations of healthy, hearty breakfast food to serve about 40 students at a time. Could be a one-time thing or ongoing. We have a full kitchen on site and staff who can cook/reheat. Any help is appreciated!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

I work for an organization in the Lents neighborhood called Portland YouthBuilders (www.pybpdx.org), which helps low-income high-school dropouts with education, vocational training, and long term support. These young people are living in poverty and generally don't have enough money for healthy food day in and day out; many have days during the month when they eat only one or two meals a day.

For the past few years one of our donors has generously purchased breakfast food for our students on the days that they take their GED tests (approximately 2-4 days per quarter), but that donor recently moved out of state and we are left with a need to fill. Having a real, nutritious breakfast for our students is always important, but especially on testing days.

Can anyone help with ideas of who to approach, specific contact info for vendors or restaurants who could pitch in, or offers of food donations? We are looking for donations of healthy, hearty breakfast food to serve about 40 students at a time. Could be a one-time thing or ongoing. We have a full kitchen on site and staff who can cook/reheat. Any help is appreciated!

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